Welcome painter and author, Chuck (Charles R.) Boucher to In-Focus Podcast Number 98. Chuck has been developing his signature style, one that fuses the formality of the classical narrative with the expressive structures of the Abstract Expressionist movement of the early 1900s since 1986.
As he explains, "When I was about fourteen years old, I visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for the first time. There I met Egyptian Mummies, followed by John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Monet, Picasso, and Vincent. I sat before the masterpiece painting "The Daughters of E. Barley Boit" and knew then there was a journey to take.
That is when I started. Every painting is a continuation of the very first attempt to organize the smeared pigment on my canvases. The ideas and skill evolve, but the desire and drive were born all those years ago, as I listened to the whispers of magnificence."
Music courtesy of www.bensound.com