The short version:
Terry is a Boston artist and teacher, with an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design low residency program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Exhibits include: “Counting Breaths” at the Koussevitzky Art Gallery at Berkshire Community College, “Remembrance” at Andover Newton Theological School, “A Forest in Mind” at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and “Treescapes” at VCC Gallery at Bentley College. Her work can be seen at AMP Gallery, Provincetown or at her studio by appointment.
The longer version:
Born in rural New England surrounded by woods and pastures, Terry left behind her small town roots and moved to Boston in 1975. Having studied psychology, literature, philosophy, theology, and art history at Boston College in the 70s, these areas of interest, combined with a strong connection with nature, have informed Boutelle’s artwork. She explores them through her images of northern forests and birch trees. More recently she is working more conceptually and abstractly, addressing human relationship with the environment and the planet.
Having had studios in Jamaica Plain and Fort Point for many years, her studio now resides at Mother Brook Arts and Community Center in Dedham, among a community of over 30 artists and artisans.
For more than a decade Terry studied figure drawing and printmaking with Robert Siegelman, a faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She studied color and composition with Provincetown painter Cynthia Packard, and studied mixed media with Laurel Sparks at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). She earned her MFA degree in the MassArt Low Residency Masters program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.
Boutelle is a faculty member of the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts. She is past board chair of the Jamaica Plain Artists Association, a founding member of the JP Printmakers Collaborative, and a member of the Fort Point Artists Community. Solo exhibits include “Remembrance” at Andover Newton Theological School, “A Forest in Mind” at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and “Treescapes” at VCC Gallery at Bentley College. Her work is in public and private collections throughout the eastern U.S.