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  • Liveliness--Paintings by NHAA's Diane Boulet on display

    PORTSMOUTH – The colorful acrylic paintings of New Hampshire Art Association artist Diane Boulet will be on display at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery during the month of August.
     
    A native of Quebec, Canada, Boulet currently lives in Wells, Maine. She worked as a nurse for many years, but was always fascinated by painting, eventually studying art at the University of Quebec, receiving a diploma in plastic arts. 
     
    Boulet has attended many workshops with Canadian, French and American masters, and after a few years of solo work, she opened a collective with local artists both giving and attending courses.
     
    “Today I tend more to create abstract paintings, which, by their multiple possibilities and sizes, are in harmony with my firm and adventurous desire to flee my comfort zones as an artist,” Boulet said. “I freely let my imagination explore the shapes and colors that can reveal my inner impulses or ‘coups de coeur’.” 
     
    Boulet said the spectators of her work can freely let their interpretation find a “sense” and also, “most importantly, let their emotions live without restraint.”
     
    “In fact, the art work goes to the heart and he or she can harmonize the sensation to his or her own feelings,” she said.
     
    GO & DO
    “Liveliness” – acrylic paintings by Diane Boulet
    Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Frazier Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth NH
    When: July 31 through Sept. 1. Opening reception on Friday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.
     
    Artwork: 
    “Searching Infinity”, an acrylic painting by Diane Boulet
    “Whirling of Joy”, an acrylic painting by Diane Boulet