London based artist Helen Butler creates meditative, abstract paintings on canvas and paper, inspired by atmospheric colour and light and the beauty found in the fleeting and ethereal.

The paintings are created by overlaying multiple thin layers of oil paint. The paint is applied and wiped off so that often only a residue remains, a colour journey commences with the residue of one colour and its vibration with another. 


Amelie, Maison d’art (Paris, France)

Saatchi Art (USA and worldwide)


Private collections in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Germany, France, Brazil and Canada


August-October 2018 - Foundation OBRAS - Evoramonte, Portugal

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 

Come out here where the roses have opened.

Let soul and world meet.

The sun has drawn a fine-tempered blade 

of light. We may as well surrender.

- Rumi

©Helen Butler 2019
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