Kerry  Boutell



   Phone: 480-720-8717


  DALLAS, TX             






       Kerry Boutell's creations represent years of training combined with innate talent.  She has an eye for combining a variety of techniques, both old and new.  She is currently working in Dallas, TX . 

     Currently working in mixed media, watercolor, acrylic and collage techniques, she is drawing inspiration from recent experiences in Scottsdale and her European travels.  Her early work focused on Mexican rural and market scenes, as she was especially influenced by the works of Diego Rivera and Alfaro Siqueiros. 

     Ms. Boutell has always been an artist, having been encourgaged from an early age by her artist parents.  Her mother, Nita Wilkins, was a talented painter and her  father Austin was a passionate photographer and music enthusiast.

     In 1968, Ms. Boutell was given the opportunity to study drawing with Antonio Lopez-Mancera, a highly regarded theatrical set designer.    She soon enrolled at the University of Mexico with a focus on Mexican Arts and Crafts.  

     Due to civil unrest in Mexico during this period before the 1968 Olympics, Ms. Boutell decided to return to the U.S. for a period where she began studies at Southwest Texas State University.   There she developed the basic skills of studio art.   

     Ms. Boutell was excited to return to Mexico to enroll at the University of the Americas in Mexico City the following year.  She was immersed in the rich artistic environment of the Mexican culture.  While at the University, she had the privilege of studying techniques of modern art under acclaimed British-Mexican artist Toby Joysmith and experimental light and design under Dr. Merle Wachter. 

     After graduation and upon returning to the U.S., Ms. Boutell began more traditional oil painting studies with Hungarian artist Dr. Julius Zsohar.  Later, she studied oil painting in traditional style at the Ray Froman School of Art in Cloudcroft, NM where she learned from both Froman and William Henry Earle. 

     While rasing a family and managing a successful interior design business, Ms. Boutell continued art in Dallas, TX.   It was during this period that she began working in watercolor batik and collage, techniques she refined while working with artist Paula Nemec.

     In 2002, Ms. Boutell had the exciting opportunity to study art history in Paris through the University of Maryland.  She also spent time painting watercolor on the Adriatic Coast and in the fresco-filled streets of Bavarian villages in Germany. 

    Ms. Boutell returned to her childhood home of Arizona in 2005 where she spent several years advancing her watercolor techniques with the direction of Paula Artac at the Shemer Art Center of Phoenix.  She also experimented with printmaking and bronze casting at the Shemer with Larry Nisula.  During this time, Ms. Boutell was a member of the Phoenix Beatitudes Artists Group.   She is currently living and working in Dallas, Texas.