About Me

I work in both art and music and love anything in that crossover area between the two including writing, recording and performing. I am inspired by human emotions and the colours and shapes of our environment.

My visual style is diverse but largely semi-figurative or abstract using a wide range of materials. I especially love collage, watercolour, cut-outs and monoprint.

My work appears in books, articles and exhibitions, on merchandise, record covers and concert stages. ‘Know Your Crazy’, a book of my drawings inspired by human emotional responses to daily life, was published in 2020.

I am a co-director of publishing and music rights company Sunfish Music. I'm currently making artwork for the eighth CD in a series featuring the back-catalogue of songwriter/ producer Chris White (The Zombies).

CV

  • 2024 - Cover artwork for 12"vinyl for 'The Best of Chris White Experience' for worldwide Record Store Day
  • 2024 - Group exhibition ‘New Beginnings’, Plain Arts, Salisbury
  • 2023 - Exhibition at The Collective Gallery, St. Albans – The Zombies ‘Begin Here’ Festival
  • 2023 - Artwork in documentary about The Zombies ‘Hung Up on A Dream’ (general release in 2024)
  • 2022 - CD cover design – Bruce Sudano ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ EP
  • 2022 - 'Renewal Summit' event New York - sales of 'Know Your Crazy' books
  • 2020 - Book of drawings ‘Know Your Crazy’ book and boxed set of prints released
  • 2020 - A Cappella arrangement / recording of female choir version of 'Hold Your Head Up'
  • 2019 - Open Studios, The Galleria, Peckham Festival, London
  • 2019 - Poster design commission – ‘Woodstock 50’
  • 2018 - Exhibition alongside Terry Quirk - Moody Blues Cruise, USA
  • 2017 - Open Studios, the Galleria, Peckham Arts Festival, London
  • 2017 - Artwork animated and used as live backdrop for The Zombies ‘Odessey and Oracle’ shows, USA tour
  • 2017 - Artwork features on Zombies tour merchandise
  • 2017 - Exhibition with Terry Quirk on Moody Blues Cruise, USA
  • 2017 - Artwork published in The Zombies book ‘The Odessey’ (published by BMG)
  • 2016 - Open studios, The Galleria, Peckham, London
  • 2016 - Artist in Residence at ‘Gallery of Imaginary Art’, Bishopsgate, London
  • 2015 - Art Athina art fair, Athens, Greece (Luborimov-Easton Gallery)
  • 2015 - ‘Individual Multiples’ exhibition, Luborimov-Easton Gallery, Deptford, London
  • 2014 - Art Athina art fair, Athens, Greece. (Luborimov-Easton Gallery)
  • 2013 - Open Studios, The Galleria, Peckham, London

Older visual art events

  • 1999 to 2019 - helped organise and take part in annual Open Studios and other art events in Bermondsey and Peckham, London
  • 2005 and 2009 – work selected for Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, The Mall, London
  • 1999 - Bankside Browser Box Exhibition – heralding the opening of Tate Modern
  • 1994 - 1998 - Handmade slides held at The Slide Library, London and used for various publicity material and images in public spaces

Media articles

Bella Magazine:
‘Vivienne Boucherat wants her art to inspire and heal’ (August 2022)

Americana Highways:
‘Know Your Crazy’ book and A Cappella cover of ‘Hold Your Head Up Woman’ (17 November 2021)

Three Tomatoes (3T):
‘Embrace your Crazy’ Women’s History Month online event (24th March 2021)

Flaunt Magazine:
‘Know Your Crazy’ / Vivienne Boucherat unleashes all the ‘mad’ women in her head’ (5th March 2021)

Jan Mercer Dahms:
Mayshad Women’s History Month event (16th March 2021)

Empowering women entrepeneurs’:
Whole Planet Foundation campaign, International Women’s Day 2021

Atwood Magazine:
International Women’s Day 2021

Next Tribe, Out Loud Event:
Online event (23rd February 2021)

Clubhouse interview:
Feminine Weapon Day, Christina Weber (23rd January 2021)

Welum:
‘Know your Crazy’ article (13th January 2021)

2021
Podcasts with Robi Ludwig, Valerie Smaldone, Madame Perry’s Salon, Heather Kovar

2021
Article about album covers published in Muse by Clio

March 2021 - Dec 2022
Monthly online ‘Know Your Crazy’ bookclub March 2021 - December 2022

Music

To current day – Vivienne continues to write, co-write, arrange and record songs and provide session vocals for other artists.

2007 – 2019 – backing vocals for special ‘Odessey and Oracle’ shows and multiple tours with The Zombies. Artwork was animated and used as backdrop for ‘Odessey and Oracle’ shows from 2017. (All 12 'Odessey and Oracle lyric videos' can be seen on You Tube)

2006 – 2013 – member of the award-winning London Bulgarian Choir which included opportunities such as backing the band British Sea Power at Glastonbury Festival, singing in Westminster Abbey and even becoming one of the voices of Forerunners for the computer game Halo.

1992 – winner of International Federation of Festival Organizations (F.I.D.O.F. award) for Anthem co-written with Chris White