Hydrocephalus Canada

Featured Artist Profile: October Gabriel Bouchard

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Meet our Ocotober artist, Gabriel Bouchard from Chelmsford and read about him and his art:

Gabriel is 8 years old, from Chelmsford, outside Sudbury. He developed Hydrocephalus at the age of 1. He was born with a cyst that was actually pushing the whole left hemisphere of his brain into his skull.  Since 2 years of age he has had 4 brain surgeries. 2 shunt insertions and 2 revisions. He is now learning French as a second language!



1. How did you come up with the idea for this drawing that is included inside the calendar. 

My teacher asked me to paint an animal. I picked a turtle because it made me think of my mom. 

2. Why do you like drawing/painting or taking pictures?

Art is something fun for me to do when I am bored. 

3. How did you feel when you heard your artwork was selected for the TGIF Calendar?

I was really hoping to see my own painting in a calendar. I thought that idea was really neat. 

4. What are your hobbies and interests?

I like to play games on my tablet, play with my friends, and I also collect rocks. 

5. What do you want to be when you grow up?

An actor for 1 movie, and then a Scientist.