Boulet, Diane

Technique: Acrylic

Diane Boulet, painterDiane Boulet was born in 1951 in Lac-Mégantic, where she still resides today. She worked in Public Service before moving towards art, an area that she has always been interested in. In 1982, she enrolled in the University of Quebec in Montreal, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. During those years, she devoted herself energetically to painting, especially watercolour which seduced her with its opportunities for working transparently.

Her rewarding University experience motivated her to gain more artistic training under the tutelage of well-known artists from Quebec, France and the United States. Although she was interested in several techniques and mediums, watercolour seemed to best suit her creative aspirations of that moment. It attracted and challenged the artist, and this complex medium perfectly met her needs. It responded to her interest in playing with transparency, and achieving a smooth finish.

Affirming her technique and seeking new artistic experiences, Boulet opened Atelier des Sables in 1990, which quickly became a recognized location, a turning point in Lac-Mégantic's cultural environment. During those years, from 1990 to 1999, she perfected her art full time, surrounded by dynamic people and professionals. She contributed to the development of courses that were offered locally, but also in various schools in the region. Diane Boulet is involved in her community and is a founding member of Galerie d’art estivale in Lac-Mégantic, for which she served as president for a few years. During this period, she participated in various shows and she won the Audience Award in the city of Dourdan in France.

Following various training and workshops, Diane Boulet now uses acrylic which offers many possibilities, including the ability to paint on various different materials and in formats, fits well with her desire to get out of her comfort zone.