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Area Voices: Aimee Bouchard, Painter

 I used to work digitally a lot... and I just realized that it was lacking like a hand made hand-done quality to what I was looking for. And so the style kind of emerged once I found the medium wash. And then from there, I've spent the last few years kind of working in this style and developing it. - Aimee Bouchard 
Aimee Bouchard parlayed her artistic passion into her career as a graphic desinger.  She's now moved full circle, from designing on the computer screen back to designing on watercolor paper. 

Using gouache paint, Aimee creates bold, playful, folk art styled work.  Her images can be found on prints and cards available at the Art and Antique Mall as well as the Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN.   They can also be found on another medium, fabric.   The bright, playful images caught the eye of the Quilt Minnesota board member Jana Weise and now Aimee has designed several prints that will be availabe exclusively during the  2020 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop happening July 31t thru August 16th, 2020. 

In this Area Voices segment learn more about her process, the architectural commission and mural work she's doing,  and why she practices painting images on spaces as small as 1"x 1".


Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. She returned for a second stint in 2016-23. She produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota.