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The Artist

Therese Boucher, known as Terry by family, was born in 1933. She is best known as an oil painter. Over 60 years ago, Terry realized her passion and driving force was to create art. Inspired and influenced by the modern abstractionists, Terry creates from her own joy, from the unbounded flow of self-expression, to please only herself. For 40 years, Terry was very active in painting, sculpting, printmaking, weaving, and producing watercolors and pottery. Her paintings have been placed in homes and offices across the world. Over the years, she experienced many health issues, limiting her ability to physically continue working in these mediums. She found a new art form in needlework that allowed her to express her love of color and design. The needlework pieces in this gallery have been produced during the past 20 years. The fiber works are designed one stitch at a time with no pre-conceived drawing, only a starting color, expressing her skill as a colorist. Terry says she "cannot not create. I do it because I have to. There’s always something waiting to be done." Terry lives in Rhode Island and continues to work. This photo was taken in Tiverton and she is wearing my hat.

These are the corners of her home.