Wayne Boucher’s paintings reveal the artist’s fascination with the sea, underwater and the room to drown in the abyss of light and dark, infinite mystical spaces and places. Boucher’s works all feature an atmospheric light rising upward to the surface from the darkness which directs the viewer’s gaze toward the distance.
Wayne Boucher studied at the Banff Centre, Alberta, and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1975. The following year he moved to Graywood, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia where he continues his painting practice at his studio in Parker’s Cove.
Boucher’s solo professional exhibition record spans the past three decades.
The recipient of numerous grants from provincial and federal agencies including a Canada Council Established Artist Grant in 2001, other key professional successes include winning the 2004 juried competition to execute the mural entitled Réveil for the new Interpretation Centre at Grand-Pré National Historic Site that marks the 18th Century Acadian Deportation.
Wayne Boucher became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 2002. Other active memberships include the Canadian Artists Representation, and Visual Arts Nova Scotia. Boucher is a founding member and a past chair of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council.