London based artist Helen Butler creates minimal, abstract paintings on canvas and paper, inspired by atmospheric colour and light and the beauty found in the fleeting and the ethereal. The paintings are created by overlaying very thin layers of oil paint, applying and scraping back the paint so often only a residue remains. A colour journey commences with the residue of one colour and its vibration with another.

Zeuxis Gallery (Paris, France)
Saatchi Art (USA and worldwide)
Private collections in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Germany, France and Brazil
March 2018 - Joya: AiR - Parque Natural Sierra de María-Los Vélez, Spain
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 2016-2018
Using Format