October 31, 2019

"Flight," 18x24 pastel and mixed media on gatorfoam

For the new body of work in my current show, Becoming Ourselves, I incorporated old journal entries into the background of each piece to serve as visual texture and lend the work a personal, autobiographical feel. I us...

October 18, 2019

I'm excited to announce my latest two-person show at Dane Arts Gallery with my friend and fellow artist Jan Richardson! In this show, we've both created work that explores aspects of the self over the course of time, approaching this theme from our own points of view.


September 5, 2018

In addition to putting together my recent show and going to Penland, I've also continued going to life drawing sessions at the fabulous local studio, Atwood Atelier. 

Here's a look at my process for painting/drawing a portrait from life. I worked on this portrait for ab...

September 1, 2018

As you know, I love creating figurative art, and I especially love drawing and painting people from life. So I relish weekly figure drawing sessions at Atwood Atelier--not only as an opportunity to keep practicing and improving my work, but also as a chance to have one...

August 5, 2018

 Hanging out with my artwork right after getting it all displayed. 

I have a show on view this month called "Painting the Past: Memories of Home, Family & Belonging," a two-person show with my friend and fellow artist, Jan Richardson. Read our Exhibit Description a...

August 5, 2018

Exhibit Description

Jan Richardson and Brigitte Boucher, artists from two different generations, working in two different media, share a common desire to explore, understand, and make peace with their own memories and family experiences. This show is the culmination of...

July 28, 2018

Sculpture and beautiful views on the campus of Penland School of Crafts. 

Imagine a place nestled in a bucolic mountain setting of rolling hills and lush rhododendron forests, a place where gravel paths wind among art studios buzzing with energy and creativity. As you w...

August 27, 2017

One day in early spring, my husband said to me, "Hey, this summer, do you want to go on an adventure to Southern Illinois to see a solar eclipse?"

Naturally, I said, "heck yes!"

I didn't know much about the upcoming eclipse at that point, but it wasn't long before I caug...

June 8, 2017

Here is a portrait I did recently at Atwood Atelier. Our sitter was a young woman named Jihae, who had lovely green highlights in her hair that were fun to draw. I spent about 3.5 hours working on this piece. 

The initial sketch in graphite. 

Blocking in the darkest...

May 12, 2017

Do you remember that scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Prince Herbert, suspected dead from a long fall, proceeds to sing about how he was rescued at the minute? That's kinda how I felt about this portrait that I worked on at Atwood Atelier on Monday eveni...

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