Lucette Bourdin was a native of France and grew up in the villages and towns near the Doubs River in the eastern part of the country. The childhood phase of scribbling and coloring never ended for Lucette, nor could several years of law school diminish her desire to become an artist. So, when she married an American and moved to the United States, she felt her life was going to start over and her art would begin. Always an independent and self-disciplined individual, and feeling that the art programs available would only limit her expression, Lucette embarked upon a rigorous study of artists, color and design which eventually resulted in her own unique style.
Using watercolor/gouache as her media, Lucette has developed a painting style which both expresses and evokes the subtlety of the soul. The outer landscape is a metaphor for the spirit that seeks expression as the light of transformation and redemption.
Gouache: The technique of applying opaque watercolor to paper; also, a work of art so produced. The usual gouache painting displays a light-reflecting brilliance quite different from the luminosity of transparent watercolors. Gouache colors sold in tubes contain the same ingredients as transparent watercolors, but chalk is added to some of the duller pigments to brighten them.
“One of the highlights of my experience in ambient music has been meeting and working with other artists, especially those whose work inspires me. Of these artists, one of the most inspirational and accomplished is Lucette Bourdin…
“As accomplished at visual art as she was, Lucette was also a master of the ambient music genre, producing a wide ranging collection of albums that can only be described as masterworks. Lucette saw an interesting duality between the two forms of art, where the practice of one reinforces the practice of the other.” — Darrell Burgan
“Consider a moment: artistic output of this magnitude – so many albums, on such a high level of quality, sincerity, depth and playfulness – would be impressive over a 20- or 30-year career. That Lucette accomplished all this in less than eight years – starting from scratch and self-taught – simply beggars description… “The seriousness (and, at times, the playfulness as well) is in the quest. And it was a quest – I’m convinced that with any truly committed artist, it’s never merely about self-expression. That’s not enough. If the titles alone don’t give it away, listening to one piece each from any three albums is more than enough to make it clear: Lucette was in search of the Transcendent. Nothing less. I take that to be the true end of artistic endeavor, and I believe Lucette was straight on course.” — Greg Moorcroft