Behind the blank canvas, or should we call it the magic curtain, crystalline voices invite her: "Come and play with us in the snow! Let’s go sledging! Or, if you’re up to it, let’s join the others who are playing hockey over there, on the icy strip, in the moonlight".
With talent and love, using her refined and bright brush strokes, she opens the curtain, and then guides us back to our early sense of amazement, where colors are always new, and where simplicity is the most precious treasure.
Louise Lacourse finds for us the childhood that we have lost.
Born in1964 in Sherbrooke, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, Louise Lacourse is a self-made master of her art. The list of her achievements is far too long to relate here. However, let us mention the many symposiums in which she participated throughoutQuebec, and her presence in renowned art galleries and museums,, and such as Sherbrooke’s Museum of Fine Arts and Quebec City’s Museum of Civilization. She also took part in art exhibitions inNew YorkandGeneva, and her paintings grace notable collections, such as the one housed in the Palais des Naïfs museum, inBages,France. In 1999, ARTV, a French Canadian television channel dedicated to art and culture, presented a special feature on this artist.
Not only does she depict the world of children, but she also serves their cause. Organizations like UNICEF or Quebec Cystic Fibrosis Association have selected paintings by Louise Lacourse for their Christmas cards. This artist is indeed a champion of nature and peace. Her paintings capture happiness, joyfulness, and give them eternity. Her works are deeply set inQuebec’s culture and winters, yet they are also a celebration of humanity and, thus, remain universal.
Louise Lacourse paintings remind us that, above anything else, life should be a joy.