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.