Painting Santa Barbara

Capturing the beauty of Santa Barbara with brushstrokes

Featured Artworks

Paintings by Beatris Burgoin

Beatris Burgoin

Born and raised in southern Baja California, Mexico as a member of an artistic family. She started painting when she was 19 and recuperating from a car accident. She’s been developing her style for over 20 years and has evolved into a modernistic oil painter utilizing only three primary colors and white. She has become a very prolific artist and has explored different forms of art while continuing to develop technics in oil painting. Her artwork has been acquired by collectors around the globe, including Europe, Latin America, the Western Pacific and North America. Residing in Santa Barbara, California.

Of free spirit and a nonconformist she has dedicated herself to search for satisfaction through artistic expression. With spontaneous results using self developed techniques (she has no formal art training) Beatris has sought self awareness through her work. This journey has resulted in achieving steady improvement and increased recognition from people who value original artwork. A serene yet decisive character guides her in her processes which continually reveals the mysteries of life so eloquently expressed in her art.

“An idea catches my attention, circles my mind, and inspires me to create. My process in organic and changes as clouds in the sky. Discovering as I go. My main influence is ‘light’ and the subtle contrast to dark, and how I manifest that with the use of palette knives, brushes and my hands, giving and impasto effect with the buttery texture inherent in oil paints. Oils dry slowly. This allows me to pause the process and began again with, perhaps, a fresh perspective. I sometimes use a brush, but mainly, I use a painting knife. The knife lets me to bring clean and vibrant color, as well as texture, to the canvas. I choose to use only the three primary colors and white which gives me the freedom to create any hue I want and brings a certain harmony, as if I am a conductor of a color orchestra!”

– Beatris Burgoin