|Wendy Boucher’s art is all about paper, but the roots of her work are in painting. The pieces resemble paintings in composition and color but obtain added texture and story from the use of paper. Boucher studied watercolor painting when she received her undergraduate degree in art at Southern Oregon University. Combining what she learned about painting with lessons in collage, Boucher carved out her own niche in the art world: painting with paper.
Boucher loves to work on illustrations and welcomes whimsical pet portrait commissions. Other works that Boucher produces are inspired by her travels around the world and the photographs that she took along the way. The countries that Boucher has travelled to include China, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Poland, much of Western Europe, several Baltic countries (including Russia), Central America and the islands of the Caribbean. Boucher collects paper from these various trips but also uses paper from any source, including art paper, recycled paper, tickets, brochures, and other ephemera. All works are on stretched canvas and finished with a UV protective varnish.