July 2018 Featured Artist – Denise Boisvert

I have been painting in pastels for approximately four years. My love for creating art began as a young girl and continued through the years.

I attended RI College in 1970, majored in Art, and acquired a taste for other mediums there. My career took me in a different direction, and I worked as a mechanical drafter for 34 years, retiring in 2013. I had gravitated towards photography throughout those years, joined the Photographic Society of RI and perfected my skills through mentors, seminars, and workshops.

Upon retiring, I embarked on a mission to get back to my roots of creating art with pencils and joined the Wickford Art Association. There, I took a class with Jeanne Tangney, an award winning pastel artist, and under her tutelage became smitten with the medium. I have been taking a series of classes with her through the Wickford Art Association, and she has been instrumental in my progress of mastering the art of pastels and developing a style of my own.

All my paintings are created from my trove of photographs taken wherever I traveled over the years. My primary focus is on landscapes. All works are produced, mounted and framed with archival materials.

It is my goal to continue to create paintings that will hold an appreciation for my art today and into the future.