Wayne Boucher was born in 1943 in Ontario. He studied at the Banff Centre, AB and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1975. The following year he moved to Graywood, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia where he still resides and continues painting in his personal studio in Parker’s Cove.
Wayne’s solo professional exhibition record spans over the past three decades. He is the recipient of numerous grants from provincial and federal agencies including a Canada Council Established Artist Grant in 2001. Other key successes include winning the 2004 juried competition to execute the mural entitled 'Réveil' for the new Interpretation Centre at Grand-Pré National Historic Site, and the 2006 Nova Scotia Portia White Award for excellence, innovation, and expression in the arts.
Wayne became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 2002. He was also an active member in the Canadian Artists Representation, and Visual Arts of Nova Scotia. He was a founding member and past chair of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council.
Since 1975 Boucher’s painted work has been concerned with surface tension, most notably between figuration and abstraction, geometry and organic form playing with large elemental fields of colour, or black and white.