Carol Boucher


December 31, 2008

Happy New Year! I’m starting off 2009 with my first exhibit in my adopted home town. I’ll be showing landscape paintings at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction, VT, from January 2-29, 2009.

From 1-3:30 p.m. on January 17, I’ll demonstrate oil pastel painting in the Kolvoord Room of Brownell Library. No charge, public is welcome. Come ask questions, try your hand at oil pastels, or just watch. Cookies and milk will be served. For library information, call 802-878-6955.

After many years of debate, I’ve decided to offer reproductions for sale. In this uncertain economy, it seems prudent to offer thrifty folks an opportunity to purchase my work. I am offering limited edition, signed reproductions printed locally by a KBA commercial offset press on heavy matte paper.

Reproductions are especially appropriate for decorating spaces that otherwise would not be suitable for original, one-of-a-kind artworks. Such places as offices, hotel rooms, rental homes, hospitals, come to mind. Of course, some folks decorate their walls with reproductions until they can afford to purchase originals.  

The first ten purchasers of reproductions will receive gifts! Contact me for more info.

Carol Boucher works with oil pastels

I’m busy creating new work for the 2009 show season, wishing all of you the best for 2009 and hope to see you "down the road."

April 23, 2008

I'm getting ready to hit the road. Mailing list patrons have received my postcard, please check the website for updates to the schedule after 5/15. Also, you can see my new oil pastel paintings in the gallery.

About the buildings

Since my teen years, I've been fascinated by nighttime views, and paintings of night. This year's postcard image depicts my painting of Johnson, Vermont at night. Night photos transform streetlights into stars; buildings become green or orange, depending on reflected light. Familiar places become mysterious, I notice different things than in daylight.

Carol Boucher in Vermont Studio Center.

Photo by Howard Romero

I had a productive winter with residencies in December 2007 and February 2008 at Vermont Studio Center. While there, I worked on a large painting of Varenna, Italy. In the photo of me, you can glimpse the painting in the background.  I hope to complete the painting for the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. Looking forward to seeing you "down the road."

November 18, 2007

Greetings to all who visited my booth this year, or visited the online gallery. Your support means a great deal to me! Happy Thanksgiving.

You can see my oil pastel landscape paintings all year at Devon House Antiques and Gallery, 72 Water Street, Stonington, CT. Peggy and Robert Mead, proprietors, are my exclusive representatives in New England. Please contact them for information, directions and store hours: 860-535-4452.

I'll be participating in a two week painting residency at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT from 12/8-12/21/07. During this intense creative period, I will continue exploring possibilities using oil pastels and oil paints to create landscape scenes. I expect to exhibit these pieces at the 2008 art festivals, so please look for my show schedule in April 2008. Mailing list patrons receive color postcards. If you are not receiving mailings, please contact me and I will add you to the mailing list.

July 11, 2007

I’ve had some great painting days in studio since our area is experiencing a rainy summer so far. Vermont is so lovely and lush in mid-summer. I have many new landscape paintings to show you! Please come see me at one of these shows.

April 22, 2007

Typical Vermont weather: One week ago, Noreaster. Yesterday, 82 degrees. The art studio, however, is always comfortable and accessible. Please browse the gallery to see whats new.

Show schedule cards are in the mail, expect to receive it if youre on the mailing list. Please check the website after May 15 for schedule changes.

I'm now represented by Devon House Gallery and Antiques, 72 Water Street, Stonington, CT. Peggy and Robert Mead, proprietors, are exhibiting my oil pastel paintings. Call 860-535-4452 for directions and information.

See oil pastel paintings all spring, summer and autumn at Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant in North Hero, VT.

Hope to see you at my next show!

April 5, 2006

Buon Giorno and Hello!

If you are reading this in April, I'm in Italy! I'm taking a Rick Steves Guided Tour with about 26 people. We'll see Varenna (small town on Lake Como), the Alpi di Siusi area (Dolomites), Verona, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Rome. This is my first visit to Italy. It's almost too exciting to contemplate: Michaelangelo's greatest works, Giotto, Bernini ... the source of Western culture, language and government ... not to mention the beautiful countryside! Lombardy poplars, little villages, Venetian canals - I'm sure my Italy experience will influence my artwork.

Please browse the gallery; view 22 new images of landscape paintings in oil pastel.

I have new acrylic abstract and landscape paintings as well; please contact me for more information. I did many of these at Vermont Studio Center, where I spent four weeks in November and December 2005 at painting residency. Photo essay coming soon.

Vermont Arts Council is hosting an exhibition of "Palettes of Vermont". They have distributed wooden palettes to artists; I am one of 40 out of 500 artists chosen for the show. The opening reception will be April 20, 3-5 pm at the Spotlight Gallery, Vermont Arts Council, 136 State St., Montpelier, VT. For more information, click the link.

My show schedule is posted; if you're on the mailing list, you'll be getting the card later this month. Please check back after May 15, as there will be changes and more information available then.

See oil pastel paintings all spring, summer and autumn at Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant in North Hero, VT.

Hope to see you at a show soon!

January 19, 2006

Happy New Year! Since my last update to the website, I've been to another four-week residency at Vermont Studio Center (photo essay to come soon). My solo exhibition of landscapes, in oil pastel and acrylic, at Grannis Gallery, in Burlington, continues through February. Read the review.

On February 11, I will do an oil pastel demonstration at Artists' Mediums in Williston, VT. For more information, email me or call Josh at Artist Mediums at 802-879-1236.

Look for another website update with images in the next two months. The 2006 show schedule is beginning to take shape; update to come soon.

April 14, 2005

Almost show time! I’m still waiting to hear about a few shows. So far, my schedule is packed with wonderful events. If you want more information about a particular show, you can email me or click on the link.

If you are on my mailing list, you’ll soon receive this year’s color postcard.

I will be exhibiting acrylic paintings only at Laumeier, DesMoines and Cain Park. You can preview them in the photo essay of my painting residency, from November 21-December 17, at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.

December 30, 2004

Closing out 2004, I have much to be thankful for-good health, good family, and- yup, I’ll admit it- I’m even grateful for the work I need to do. Thanks again to all of you who help me to persevere as an artist, and I hope to see you in 2005.

Painting at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, November, 2004

I plan to post an update/photo essay this spring regarding my November-December 2004 residency at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. I’m excited about my new, abstract acrylic paintings!

November 7, 2004

Hello all! Thank you for visiting me at the shows this year. It has been great to see familiar faces, make new acquaintances, and best of all, find good homes for my favorite paintings.

I have updated the gallery with 17 new images. In the bio section, you will find new awards posted.

I will be participating in a residency at Johnson Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, from 11/21/04 to 12/17/04. This intensive program will enable me to focus completely on artwork. Artists are provided room and board, plus large studios, and are expected to work without instruction (this program is primarily intended for professional artists). This is a great opportunity for me.

I am already planning the 2005 show season. Please keep checking the website for updates through the winter and spring. So far, I’m committed to the following:

4/22-24/05 Artisphere: The International Arts Festival of Greenville
Greenville, SC

6/11-12 Old Town Art Fair
Chicago, IL

6/18-19 Cantigny Sculpture and Fine Art Festival
Wheaton, IL

9/10-11 On the Green Art & Craft Show
Glastonbury, CT

August 16, 2004

The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Committee cancelled the Sunday portion of their Coastal Southern Connecticut show due to forecasts of high winds and thunderstorms. It was a tough call. The shows go on rain or shine, and our tent can easily withstand gusts of 20-30 mph winds. But Hurricane Charley hurled winds from 40-50 mph, and the committee worried about public safety. We took down the show Saturday night in dry weather and waited for the onslaught predicted by the Weather Channel. However, we woke to gentle rain and less wind than other years when the show went on as planned.

Looking forward to seeing you down the road. Best, Carol

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