Sophie Rozenn Boucher
credits: gouinphoto

Born in Cameroon to a French mother and a French Canadian father, Sophie now lives in the Eastern Townships of Quebec surrounded by trees and children. At eight years of age, Sophie had two dreams: to become a teacher and to illustrate children's books.

In 1997, Sophie completed her studies in Education at the University of Ottawa and then went on to teach young students ranging in age from 3 to 14. What made her teaching style distinct? She integrated art into every aspect of the curriculum, using giant watercolours to teach mathematics and multiple artistic activities to reward good actions.

Despite her creative teaching approach, the dream of becoming an illustrator continued to resurface in Sophie's life. A choice needed to be made. Following some reflection and experimentation, she decided to return to school to pursue studies in Fine Arts at Bishop's University. In 2007, she became a professional member of Illustration Quebec and started exploring the world a little differently; this time as an entrepreneur. Sophie's career took off almost immediately with multiple contracts which included the publication of a children's book containing her illustrations. Before long, a second, and a third book were published. The result - pure bliss! Sophie particularly enjoys the transparency of watercolour and creates images that reflect impressions of grace and lightness

In 2008, Sophie won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the association Generation Avenir. In 2009, she received the Self-Employed Worker of the Year Distinction Award from the Haute-Yamaska and Region's Chamber of Commerce.