Birthplace: Wedgeport, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Medium: Acrylic and pencil
Subject Matter: All the elements and objects included in the rural Nova Scotia seacoast.
When Frank Boudreau picks up a paint brush it's a perfect symmetry between himself and his environment that he is expressing as a self-taught realist painter. His inspirations come from his love of his maritime surroundings--landscapes, seascapes and wildlife--the beauty that only the maritimes can offer. He also likes to add life to his paintings, which often is only a glimpse.
He works solely in acrylics because of their fast drying properties which is best suited for his style and technique, using masonite board and canvas. He is also known for his pencil portraits and landscape drawings.
Throughout his 33 year career he has had numerous commissions, one of which was for Mme. Jeanne Sauve, the then Governor General of Canada.
In 2007 he was chosen as the artist of the year by the Canadian Lung Association Spring Seal Campaign. Four images of his floral and bird paintings were chosen for their spring seals, and again for their fall notecard campaign.
His paintings hang in private collections all across Canada, the United States and other parts of the world.
Frank and his wife Donna reside in Arcadia, Nova Scotia.
1980 - 1983
Art Cape Breton
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Instructor: Thorn Morrow
1986 and 1987
Schneider School Of Fine Arts (weekly workshops) Tweed, Ontario
Instructor: Guttorn Otto
Workshop By The Sea (weekly workshops) Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Instructor: Graham Baker
Painting with Acrylics (3-day workshops)
Clare, Nova Scotia Instructor: Gilles Archambeault
In 1986 Yarmouth's Tri-County Municipalities commissioned Frank to a painting to be the
"225th Celebrations Committee" 's gift to honoured guest Mme. Jeanne Sauve (then
Governor-General of Canada).