Helen Bouchard was born in Portland Maine, USA.
Drawing and painting has provided Bouchard with endless joy and comfort throughout the stages of her life. After experiencing Renaissance art and architecture while traveling through Italy at the age of 18, she became particularly interested in the work of the old masters.
Through her education in classical methods of painting and drawing, she grew a deep love for the study of sight, art history, and the poetics of creating beautiful timeless art.
Bouchard has won numerous awards for her merits, including first place in the international Artist’s Magazine Competition; portrait/figure category, as well as grand prize over all in 2018. She also won a scholarship award to study at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, summer program, in 2016.
Bouchard currently lives and works in Oregon.
Awards and Recognition
Grand Prize winner of the Artist's Magazine's international art competition, 2018
First place in the Portrait and Figure category of the Artist’s Magazine’s international art competition 2018
Summer Scholarship Award, The Florence Academy of Art. 2016
People's choice Award, Wood burn Art Center juried Oregon Exhibition, May, 2016
Juror’s choice award, William’s National prize in drawing, Artists for Artist project. 2014
Susan Winokur Scholarship Award, 2013
Honorable Mention, “Spitting Image self portrait contest” Exhibition, Rosen Gallery, Seattle. February 2012
'Evolvement', Silverton Diorama, Silverton, Oregon, August, 2018
'Intimate Grandeur' Borland Gallery, Silverton, Oregon, June 2016
'Past time, Past Present' Lunaria Gallery, Silverton, Oregon, January 2016
'La Femme', Borland Gallery, Silverton, Oregon, July 2015
Group exhibition, Borland Gallery, Silverton, Oregon, March 2015
“Still Life and Trompe l’oeil” Rosen Gallery, Seattle WA. January 2014
Aristides Classical Atelier, Gage Academy of Art. Seattle WA. (2012-2014)
Southern Maine Community College. South Portland, ME. (2008-2010)
Artist's Magazine "Eye on Excellence" Jan. / Feb. 2019
Southwest art magazine, p.64 January 2019