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A PASSION FOR SHAPES AND COLORS

 

My name is Paula Bouffard. I am a textile designer and a maker. Art and craft have always been a part of who I am. For as long as I can remember, I have been knitting, painting and making. I founded Touche textile as a creative outlet soon after I moved to the Gulf region. I now share my work under my own name.

In my textiles, I print my designs by hand, dye using plants, sew, quilt and weave. I also still occasionally knit. Combining different techniques allows me to maintain a low waste textile studio.

For my illustrations and surface work, I mostly collage, draw, and paint. I love working both traditionally and digitally. Materials and surfaces are central to my process and are part of a larger ­conversation between shapes, colors and textures.  

My aesthetics is deeply rooted in the majestic nature of my homeland, Quebec, Canada. My designs are also inspired by my exposure to other places, especially Morocco and Turkey where I have family, and Qatar where I currently live.

I enjoy creating small, bespoke collections of prints and textiles. I welcome commission work and collaborations.

Do not hesitate to get in touch or follow along!

PAST EXHIBITIONS

BigB Meetup 5.0  |  Celebrating Artists in Qatar  |  January 2020

The 5th edition of #BigB MeetUp celebrates the “Artists in Qatar” at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassem Al Thani Museum. The event brings together 23 artists from 9 different nationalities at the Museum’s contemporary art space, The White Majlis.

Sustainable Art Exhibition  |  Future Vision 2019  |  October 2019

The Future Vision 2019 Art Exhibition showcases the work of international artists and creators. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight, analyze and conceptualize the vital importance of sustainability through various artistic techniques, mediums and expressions.