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art educator , nurse assistant

Lois Elaine Perkins, Canadian, American Art educator, nurse assistant. License art therapist, Florida; certified nurse assistant.


Perkins, Lois Elaine was born on June 23, 1937 in Asbestos, Quebec, Canada. Came to the United States, 1940. Daughter of Paul Ernest and Gertrude Anne Bouthillier.


Student, Syracuse University, New York, 1956—1958. Student, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1959—1960. Student, The Boston Museum School Fine Arts, 1959—1960.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Florida Atlantic University, 1981.


Furniture decorator Pilgrim Furniture Company, Merrimack, New Hampshire, 1959—1960. Instructor, pottery, painting Broward County (Florida) School System, 1975-1989. Instructor painting Broward Community College, Coconut Creek, Florida, 1985-1989.

Freelance artist, since 1989. Teacher painting City of Deerfield Beach, Florida, 1994—2002. Retired

Judge local and county art shows, Florida.

Instructor youth program Florida Atlantic University. Store decorator Sears, Pompano, 1987. Adjunct professor Brow Community College, 2006.

Part-time teacher painting Boca Resort and Yacht Club, 2000-2001.


  • License art therapist, Florida. Certified nurse assistant.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Boston Globe Show, 1955, Boston Museum Fine Arts, 1960, Alamance County Festival, North Carolina, 1960 (Best in Show), New Hampshire League of Arts and Crafts, Concord, 1960-1961, D'Onofrio Studio, Serendipity, Miami, Florida, 1964, Beaux Arts, Las Olas Festival, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1963-1971, New York Furniture Show, New York City, 1965, Pompano Beach Library., 1975-1998, Broward Community College, Coconut Creek, Florida, 1980, Broward Art Guild, 1980, 82, American Savings Bank, Pompano Beach, 1984, Curzon Gallery, Boca Raton (Florida) Hotel, Society Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1988, 91, Judge James R. Knott Center for History Preservation, Delray, Florida, Boca Raton Resort and Yacht Club, 2006, others. Represented in permanent collections Pompano Beach City Library.

      , Hebei Province, China. Represented in private collections. Newspaper columnist Paint Drops, since 1996.


A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.


God enables every person to resist evil, by accepting forgiveness and liberation, and willing to be open to the Holy Spirit.


Volunteer art therapy Salvation Army, Homestead, Florida. Member community appearance committee, Pompano Beach, Florida, 1980-1998. Member Florida Professional Artists, Inc., Florida Roster for Florida Arts in Education, New Hampshire League of Arts and Crafts, Sumi-E Society of America, Broward Art Guild, Gold Coast Water Color Society, Norton Artists Guild, Coral Springs Artist Guild, American Business Women's Association, Federated Garden Club, Children's Home Society, Artist Equity Association, Pi Beta Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art therapy, furniture decorating, travel, gardening, reading.


Married Harold Lea Perkins, January 19, 1960 (divorced February 1962). 1 child, Paul Bouthillier Perkins.

Paul Ernest

Gertrude Anne Bouthillier

Harold Lea Perkins

Paul Bouthillier Perkins