Helen Butler is a contemporary painter based in London.

My work is inspired by travels around the world exploring atmospheric colour and light. 

In the studio I work intuitively, drawing upon experiences that have touched me. The works are made from many fine layers of paint to gradually build a subtle yet expansive radiance of colour. There is a sense of aliveness in the work as the colour perceived from the differing layers shifts subtly with the changing light. 

The finished works are peaceful, joyful and meditative, reflecting those moments when inner spirit meets the beauty of the outer world.

Zeuxis Gallery (Paris, France)
Private collections in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Germany, France and Brazil
March 2017 - Lahe Lahe - Bangalore, India
April and May 2016 – Nes Artist Residency – Skagaströnd, Iceland
March 2012 – Cill Rialaig Project – Ballinskelligs, Ireland
July 2017 - Featured in Format Magazine in the article ’20 Contemporary Painters' 
August 2015 – Featured on the ‘Vogue’s Gallery’ page of British Vogue magazine
September 2014 – Promoted as ‘Artist of the Day’ by Saatchi Art
1996-1999 - BA Fine Art with English Literature (1st class honours) – Canterbury Christ Church University College
1995-1996 - Foundation Diploma in Art & Design – Camberwell College of Arts 

In the mist

Under the rain

As the sun rises

Colours dance

Light flashes and fades

There in a sunbeam that violet sings

Turquoise and copper shine

Wild nature

Elemental exploration

Beauty, serenity, power

Paint becomes language

A world that is felt

Meditation, presence


©Helen Butler 2016-2017
Using Format