Gaston Boucart travelled extensively across France and Italy, where he particularly delighted in capturing the unique waterways of Venice under a bright and colourful brush. Boucart was deeply inspired by the impressionists and applied vivid colours to his landscapes, creating shimmering scenes where light dances across the water. His impressionistic depictions of Venice and paintings of French ports became his forte but his oeuvre also included architectural subjects, cityscapes and scenes of the French rural countryside. Boucart exhibited his landscapes at the Paris Salon from 1913 to 1939. A number of Boucarts works were acquired by the French state and examples of his work can be found in the collection of the museums of Angouleme, Niort and Rochefort-sur Mer.