Brock Boutte



Brock Boutte is a first-time author. With a background in marketing, he manages the Art by Christy Gallery, a successful enterprise that showcases his oil paintings and prints by his wife, Christy Works-Boutte. He is also the proud father of Bryce, to whom the book Gris-Gris and the Cypress Tree is dedicated.


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Gris Gris and the Cypress Tree

Join Gris-Gris, the friendly swamp monster, as he discovers Louisiana's state symbols. The use of rhymes and repetition in the story lead the reader on a whimsical journey through a mysterious swamp that is decorated with Louisiana state symbols.

Expressionist artwork creates vivid imagery that helps young minds process and appreciate these oil paintings.


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