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Owner, Boughton Walden Fine Art
Boughton Walden is a modern western artist living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The images that she paints are meant to be a bold, bright adaptation of a single subject. The theme of her work stays in the realm of her life in the American West. Her style can best be described as modern western portraiture with a pixelated twist. Boughton’s use of negative space and shadowblocking is done specifically to emphasize the subject matter. Her medium is acrylic paint onwooden canvas, finished with a poured epoxy resin.
What services do you offer?
Commissions and modern western fine art on wood with resin.
What geographic areas do you serve?
Most of my clients and collectors are located in the West – Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, but I service all over the U.S. – I also have great clients on the East Coast and in the South.
When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
I was a very artistic child and from a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a professional artist. Since moving to Jackson over a decade ago, I’ve flourished as an artist and I find constant inspiration from the mountains and wildlife. My work is my passion and through painting I can express my life experiences living out West.
What inspires you?
Inspiration travels in many different ways. For me, nature is an endless source of inspiration. I’m influenced by the impressiveness and splendor of the naturalenvironment around me. I seek to stimulate emotions through the passion I feel when immersed in nature.
What projects are you most proud of?
The projects I’m most proud of are usually my big commissions because they take meout of my comfort zone. Whether it’s an animal that speaks to a client, or a meaningful photograph they would like me to recreate as a painting. Each of these experiences allows me to become a better and more patient artist.
What words do people use to describe your work?
Unique, evocative, modern, striking, atmospheric, dream like, clean lines.
What do you enjoy most about helping people create a space that reflects their lifestyle?
It’s immensely flattering when someone chooses to have one of my original pieces as part of their home. The fact that clients trust me and my creative process to execute a vision for their homes through my style and artistic lens is truly an incredible feeling and honor.
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be doing?
It’s hard to imagine doing something besides painting for a living, but I do love to cook, so maybe something in the culinary space. I love creating things with my hands, and it’s alwaysfun and challenging to make something out of nothing.
What places in the world do you find most inspirational?
The destinations I find the most inspirational are the ones off the beaten path. Exploring places that have sparse populations and few tourists are more eye-opening to me, and I love the unexpected discoveries when I have the freedom to immerse myself in a new culture instead of observing it from the outside.
What is your favorite season?
favorite season in Jackson is the summer. You get to explore so much more of the landscape in the summertime, and with exploring I find balance and perspective. I especially love being on the river; I find the water very cathartic.
What’s on the top of your list as a great getaway?
It is my dream to travel Asia one day – specifically Thailand, Japan, and Singapore. I’m in awe of the food, traditions and culture – especially Asian art, which is so delicate and poetically rendered.
What to you enjoy most about living and working where you do?
This may seem obvious, but the most enjoyable part about where I live is the mesmerizing setting I get to call home. Whether it’s sleeping under the stars, traversing across the mountains, or navigating my way down the Snake River, the Tetons are never short of inspiration. Also, the local community is very supportive of the arts and celebrates Jackson’s artists and contributors to the vibrant arts scene.