About Me

Dominique Boutaud Picture

Who is she

Dominique Boutaud was born and raised in Nice, France. Since her childhood she has always been involved in creative works of all kinds, beginning with drawings which she often made in the company of her father. In her life and through her painting, she gained technical familiarity with expressive works in many medias.

She moved to USA in 1996 and since this time she has continued to develop her artistic talent.

She has done exhibits around the world from USA, Spain, Monaco, France, Germany, Switzerland, to China, Japan and Italy and become an internationally recognized artist. Dominique, in the past years, has won many awards from many different countries. Among them are the Gold Canvas award from France, Academical Knight from Italy, Excellent Art Prize from Japan, Master from New York, Trophy of Peace and recently Apollo, Francesco il frate di Assisi and Maestro d'Arte awards from Italy.

“When paintings call out to us and challenge us, they fulfill their function, which is to transcend indifference.” — Dominique Boutaud

Positioning Statement

As abstract artist painter, I create artwork for a quest of meaning, authenticity and expression of hope, serenity, peace and happiness for me and others for our future.

In my heart, painting is a way of living honestly and having a role as protecting peace and defending human rights in the world.


The Arts are Essential, Professional Development Conference, NH State Council for the Arts, Claremont, NH

  • Counting the Days A Conference on Children of incarcerated parents, Certificate of Completion, Child and family Services, Concord NH 2016

  • Certified Dementia Practitioner, NCCDP 2016

  • Alzheimer Disease and Dementia Care Seminar Certificate, NCCPD, 2016, Newton, MA

  • Conference on School Culture, Climate, & Positive Behavior Support Certificate of Attendance, Institute of Disability/UCDE University of New Hampshire, 2016

  • OMA (Opening Minds Through Art) Certified Facilitator, Oxford, Ohio, 2016

  • New Hampshire Model Competencies in Action, NH Dept. of Education, Concord, NH, 2016

  • Trauma and Resilience Conference, Darmouth-Hitchcock, Concord, NH, 2016

  • “The Intersection of Arts, technology & Arts Learning” 2016, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

  • Certificate of Completion 2016, The Creative Center at University Settlement’s Creative Aging Training Institute, New York

  • Me, My Friends & Family: An Arts and early Learning Conference 2016, Plymouth NH

  • The Art & Spirit of Leadership NH Arts Education and Partnership Conference, 2015, Portsmouth, NH

  • Creative Aging Workshop, State Council on the Arts, at GoodLife Center, 2015, Concord, NH

  • Workshop for Teaching Artists, Art Alliance of Northern NH & VSA NH, 2013, Lebanon, NH

  • Art in Health Care Workshop, NH State Council on the Arts, 2013, Concord Hospital, NH

  • Reiki First and Second Degree, 2010, NH

  • Hospice Care Trainings,  2008/2010, MA and NH

  • Art Therapy training, 2004 Ponthierry, France

  • Community Emergency Response Team, 2004, MA

  • Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency training, 2003, Belmont,  MA

  • William Vrscak Painting Workshop, 2003, Rockland, Maine

  • Stephen Quiller Painting Workshops, 1989/2003, Texas and Maine

  • Stained Glass workshop, 2003, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA

  • English Language program, Harvard University, 1998/2001, Cambridge, MA

  • Oil Painting classes, 1997, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  • Oil Painting and Drawing Training under Rene Arnoux, Professional Artist, 1992-1996, French Riviera, France