Wayne Boucher was born in 1943 in Ontario. He studied at Banff Centre, AB and and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1975. The following year he moved to Grawood, Annapolis County, NS, where he has carried on his painting practice to the present time.
Wayne has been an active member of Canadian Artist Representation (CARFAC), Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) and Arms Length Funding for the Arts (ALFA). He is a founding member and past chair of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) and a past chair of the exhibitions committee of ARTsPLACE, artist-run-centre in Annapolis Royal, NS.
Since 1975 Boucher's painted work has dealt with surface tensions between figuration and abstraction, geometry and organic form in play with large elemental fields of colour, or black and white. The paintings from (1997 - 2000) utilized a variety of international signaling codes; such as marine signal flags, ground to air signals, and Morse code. These spatial images portended to vast oceanic voyages, and dangerous crossings in opposition with the systemic pattern and codification of the signals. His current painting practice is about the familiar and unfamiliar underworld of watery places and saturated colour space. "All I really want people to do is fall in and drown in the work".
Ted Lind is a practicing artist and an active volunteer with the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council in Annapolis Royal, NS. He retired in 2013 after 40 years working as an art educator and curator. Most of his career was spent in art museums and he has a special fondness for his time at the Philadephia Museum of Art, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Newark Museum. Lind majored in visual arts at Albion College (Michigan) and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology (New York). He was also a Max Beckmann Fellow in Advanced Painting Studies at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in New York. Lind spent time apprenticed to a silversmith in Tlaquepaque, Mexico. His art can be found in numerous public and private collections. He lives in Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia with his wife, Judy, and they both enjoy closely following the arts careers of three grown daughters.
Ted Linds work is always taking twists and turns, but its constants are vivid colour, substantial form, and varied texture. Built up layers, constructed forms, overlapping patterns, and strident marks are constant throughout. The paintings have become a wonderful place where he can teeter between irrational 'visioning" and practical "constructing".