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Lorraine Bouchard

Lorraine Bouchard has always drawn. She began her artistic training at the age of ten, and it was with rigor that she took courses with the nuns of Sainte-Anne. She did 13 years with using charcoal and then began five years of oil painting classes. She also learned pyro-engraving and enamel on copper, which she later taught in psychiatry. In 1970, she enrolled in evening classes at the Museum of Fine Arts for a living model art class. Despite her full-time work, her artistic studies continues. She learned ceramics, wood painting and even became a hat maker. 

In 2001, she took courses in enamel on copper and it was love at first sight. In 2006, she gave up her job to devote all her time to it. In 2007, she did an internship with Fay Rooke, who introduced her to a new way of working. She then acquired a large oven that allowed her to make new sizes, up to 30 x 36 inches. 

On copper plates, she superimposes the enamel powders which are then heated to about 1500 degrees, to make remarkable landscapes, inspired by those that are part of her daily life. 

The copper enamel technique requires a lot of dexterity and a good knowledge of the reaction of heat on enamel powder. The results she achieves are remarkable and attest to her patience and her exceptional talent as a designer and colorist.