Terry Boutelle, Painter
Artist Statement and Bio
Through my work I explore the contradictory feelings evoked by the image of the forest: mystery, expectation, danger, protection, terror, peacefulness, freedom, confinement. To emphasize the spacial depth that can draw one into such spaces, I work with layers of matte medium and acrylic paint, creating a palpable sense of depth and distance. Within a dark forest, a light source can draw the viewer in further, evoking a feeling of mystery and longing.
Terry is a Boston artist and teacher, recently completing an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design low residency program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Exhibits include: “Counting Breaths” at the Koussevitzky Art Gallery at Berkshire Community College, “Remembrance” at Andover Newton Theological School, “A Forest in Mind” at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and “Treescapes” at VCC Gallery at Bentley College.