This month, we're pleased to spotlight artist, Dominique
Boutaud. Please enjoy!
Abstract oil Artist/ Painter, Dominique Boutaud was
born and raised in Nice, France. Since herchildhood she
has always been involved in creative works of all
kinds,beginning with drawings which she often made in
the company of her father. Inher life and through her
painting, she gained technical familiarity withexpressive
works in many medias. Shemoved to USA in 1996 and
has continued to develop herartistic talent ever since.
She has done exhibits around the world from USA,
Spain, Monaco,France, Germany, Switzerland, to China,
Japan and Italy and has become aninternationally
recognized artist. She has won manyawards from many
different countries. Among them are the Gold Canvas
award fromFrance, Academical Knight from Italy,
Excellent Art Prize from Japan, Masterfrom New York,
Trophy of Peace and recently; Apollo, Francesco il frate diAssisi and Maestro d’Arte awards
1. Are you a collaborative artist?How so? How do you work with artists and arts
With my business, I have a gallery where I exhibitartists. I have a lot of experience as I have
exhibited in manycountries starting more than 25 years ago and have seen
somany different artworks and talking with many VIP people in the artconnection. So I
honestly feel I have enough experiences to give unique, constructive advice to artists.
The Gallery offers a unique proven method and expertisein assisting people to get in touch
with their creative side, by helping themto be able to develop their own self.
2. What is your vision for the arts in the Regionand the surrounding regions? And,
NH/VT for that matter?! How will you work tomake that happen?
Creativity is the most important part in an artist.When artists find in themselves this truth,
they are ready to create new andunique artwork. When they reach the realm of creativity, they
find peaceand well being.
Creativity is an inner part of ourselves and it doesn'tinvolve technicality, or special classes,
expensive tools. It is a giftthat people receive in their life. The creative process is inside the
personshowing the depth of the creative humankind in its pure beauty. Creativity is arespect
of life, mother nature as well as human rights.
In NH and Vermont, artists are looking for newpossibilities, new freedom. A lot of them are
already here but many of them arelooking to get their creative freedom with no negative
thoughts, judgement,shame, or money involved. The purity of creativity is in the soul. NH
and Vermont are places where the colors are beautifuland the nature deeply present in the
people daily life. Here people have thecuriosity to create something different and give a
message to the public tothink about society and rights.
Some of Dominique's art can be viewed currently at the Offices at Depot Square in
Peterborough, NH. Visit her website for photos of her gallery and more information.
Dominique's Other Interests:
She is also a passionatesupporter of those with dementia, and took many health and art
workshops in NewHampshire as well as university training at The Creative Center at
UniversitySettlement in New York and Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) in Oxford, Ohio,
tobecome a Certified Dementia Practitioner. In May 2016, she decided to
openHealinginColor LLC, to use the visual arts as creative therapy to help those with
dementia as wellas their caregivers. "Creativityis extremely important for the elderly,
particularly for those with dementiawho need to be recognized, respected, and believed", she
"Opportunities to engage increative activities lead to a decrease in the behavioral and
psychologicalsymptoms of dementia and positively impact the quality of life for
thosesuffering from dementia. When sufferers of dementia who are paired withvolunteers
engage in activities related to abstract art, they feel a sense offreedom, independence, well-
being, and joy."
"There is no limit to the positiveimpact of abstract art, with spontaneity, freedom, and
endless possibilities tocreate with no specific rules, using different materials, textures, and
colorsfor expression." Art classes are given in nursing homes, healthcare facilities,senior
centers, and private homes and are offered both individually and ingroups. For more
information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.