John Boudreau is originally from Massachusetts before heading west to Sedona, Arizona and settling
down in Los Angeles, California. He attended the School of Visual Arts and was cum laude at the Fashion
Institute of Technology in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from Pratt Institute.
He currently works as artist and art instructor at a mental health wellness center. He also teaches art to older
adults residing at a bridge housing unit. John lived for many years in the Arts District neighborhood of
downtown Los Angeles. He was an active part of the community participating in art festivals and events. In
addition to exhibiting in galleries John creates artwork on commission. His genres include abstract and
symbolic painting. He is a juried international award-winning and published artist. John believes it is
important to continue to grow as an artist and he hopes to continue to contribute to society’s diverse culture
which he is privileged to live in.
Artist: John Boudreau
Based in USA
"Beyond the Veil", "Dream Living" and "Head and Sentiment: Dreams of an Artist", Milostka Center for Exhibitions
What do you aim to say by the themes in your work?
Themes in my artwork aim to raise awareness to global issues in particular concerns of the environment. Other themes in my work are multicultural aiming to indicate that we can learn from the richness found in different cultures.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from nature and sometimes myths.
How would you describe your creative process?
My creative process sometimes includes research. At other times, my creative process is
intuitive and mediative.
What is integral to your work as an artist?
I believe an integral part of my work does consist of an addition and subtraction of an image to find a balance. Even when I work intuitively, I find myself editing the finished work.
Do you have any experiences that have impacted your art?
My education and travels have impacted my art.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Advice I have for aspiring artist is to believe in your potential and art. Share your creativity to inspire others.