“Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams.” - Salvador Dali
D.H. Boutin (formerly known as Douboutin) was born and raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. Her childhood was full of fun and adventure; she was always creating something whether it be sock puppets, her own version of paint by numbers or doodling on her bedroom walls.
She was very successful in the Corporate world until she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2015. Her life took a drastic turn, and she was forced to quit the corporate world and seek the solace from physical and emotional pain, through which she came to the realisation that art was going to be her own personal therapy. Only 6 months after teaching herself to paint, Boutin began showing and selling her work. Her weird and wonderful imagination coupled with an abstract view of the world helps to shape crazy and sometimes downright ridiculous pieces; a true energetic piece of her goes into each and every painting.
Boutin believes in giving and sharing with others always without exception and would give anything to have the world a peaceful loving place. She regularly partners with charitable organizations to provide her original artwork to raise money for that charity. This is just but of one way she likes to give back and she wishes she could solve all of the world's problems. But until then you can find her happily painting out of her cozy studio on the West Coast of Canada with her husband and two dogs by her side.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist