Brigitte Boulay

Palette Knife Artist - Poet/Author - Professional Stationery Designer

About the Artist

You don't become an artist, you are born an artist!​

Brigitte Boulay is a visual artist, stationery designer and published poet/author. Brigitte’s natural ability to bring her writings and visual art to life was nurtured, influenced and inspired by her family. Her Great-Grandfather was a master violinist and conductor for the New York Symphony Orchestra whose recordings can be found at the National Archives of Canada, her Grandfather, a big band lead saxophone player and visual artist, and her Father who played clarinet in bag bands. Her Mother was an incredible self taught artist who had a huge impact on her and she nurtured her artistic talents. Brigitte's life was infused with art since her birth. Her professional training was taken at the University of Pennsylvania, Algonquin Collage and the Ottawa School of Art.


Her creations can be found in various art galleries, cafe's, bistros and art shows. Brigitte accepts commission pieces and it is an absolute pleasure for her to create something personal.

All paintings are created with and include the following:


  • Created on gallery pine board

  • High quality paints

  • Preserved with archival varnish

  • Signature on the back

  • Certificate of Authenticity

Brigitte’s stationery displays an innate musical appreciation of big bands and orchestras and the glamour from the Hollywood glory days. They are elaborately crafted from elegant designer papers and charmingly embellished with vintage lace, ribbons, gold and silver gilt, embossing, scalloped edges, antique buttons and more. It was an honor to have been chosen to design stationery for Sophie Gregoire (wife of our Prime Minister of Canada), The Archbishop of Canada, President and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, Vice President Canada at Rio Tinto, President of NSERC, President of Revlon to name a few. 

She is a published poet, author and co-author. "We Live in the Shadows" is a compilation of personal stories of those who live on the streets. It was published in Ottawa, ON and she is presently working on volume two. Brigitte also co-authored "Ruby Red Shoes", a book about female empowerment as well as co-authored "Thin Places: The Ottawan Anthology", an anthology of the writings of various authors.

*Of all the accolades and nominations Brigitte has received for her work, her most prestigious and heart centered of all is the Eagle Feather that she received her work helping our homeless. 
Winner - Book of the Year - Ottawa FACES Awards - 2021 
Nominated for the Ottawa Wedding Awards: 2018 & 2019
Nominated for the Ottawa FACES Awards: 2018 & 2019
Government of Canada Merit Award: 2008

Government of Canada Merit Award: 2000

10% of all sales goes directly to help our homeless and those living in poverty in Ottawa, ON!

Brigitte’s heart is very close to those living on the streets. She is the President & founding member of Shadow Ottawa. Shadow provides assistance to our homeless and those living in poverty in Ottawa, ON.