"Deep hues of purple, indigo, magenta,
and teal, touches of crimson, berry, and splashes of sea foam
green - colors that touch and caress the senses. Even the roar
of the waves crashing on the rocks becomes audible gazing upon
the work of Louise Frechette...the work is truly magical.
"Using the finest soft pastels from
London, Louise applies the pure pigment with her fingertips.
Working from the top down Louise explains, 'it is like pulling
down a shade...the piece evolves totally spontaneously without
a design or sketch in mind. And the pastels are the purest of
pigments, they have the longest life of all mediums.'
"'My oils have a very different feel
from the pastels. I have been an oil painter for 40 years, yet
when I do oils, I have to think. I am very detached from my work
when I am using pastels.'
"Miraculously, the images come alive
and draw the viewer in. Louise explains her spiritual connection
to her work by relating, 'It is a divine walk I choose to take,
the purpose is always to please the Lord and hope that in my
little way I can elevate a thought in someone's mind through
the art that will give them peace and love which lays inside
of each of us.'"
Quoted partially from "Spirit
Echoes" newsletter, January 2000 issue
Gallery to find Louise's art:
49901 Highway 1
Big Sur, California 93920