Iris Bourne's work is based on abstraction and she works in a variety of mediums including acrylics, industrial materials, and cement sculpting with stainless steel. Her passion for color on the canvas results in a powerful expression of life and beauty.
 
First generation Canadian Italian, Iris was born and raised in Canada. She studied languages in France and Italy, and after obtaining a teaching degree, moved to California with her family and started taking art classes at the Brentwood Art Center in Santa Monica.

Since living in Laguna her work has become representative of life by the Ocean. Her current Ocean Series is very organic and watery with a buddhist clarity reflecting her spiritual side that is forever evolving.
» Painting: Ocean Series
 
EDUCATION
1986 BA McGill University, Montreal Canada
1990 BED UBC Vancouver B.C., Canada
1999-2001 Brentwood Art Center, Santa Monica, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Art of Fitness, Laguna Beach, CA
2011 230 Forest, Laguna Beach, CA
2010 Lumberyard, Laguna Beach CA
2009 Forest Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008 Goplayagrande Fine Art Gallery, Manzanillo, Mexico
2008 Decarion Fine Art Salon, Laguna Beach, CA
2007 Comox Fine Art Gallery, Comox B.C., Canada
2006 Comox Fine Art Gallery, Comox B.C., Canada
2005 Kerryview Art Gallery, Victoria B.C, Canada
2001 Chelsea Fine Art Gallery, NY
2000 21st Place Fine Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel
2015 The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel
2015-2016 Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art LGOCA
2014-2015 Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art LGOCA 
2013 The George Gallery, exhibit "Flux/Quirk". Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2012 The George Gallery, "Ocean Series", Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2012 Gallery at Mattick Farms, Victoria B.C., Canada
2005 Comox Fine Art Gallery, Comox B.C. Canada
2005 Waves of Grace, M.A. Center, Castro Valley, CA
2005 T.S. Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Space on Surgeon, Santa Ana, CA
2002 Kerryview Art Gallery, Victoria B.C. Canada