Ernie Butler is an artist and art tutor who paints in oils and draws in pencil,
charcoal and ink. He exhibits
nationally, teaches, demonstrates and has been funded by the Arts Council
England, as well as others.
He trained under William Calladine who was apprenticed to
the last living Dutch old master Jan Hendrik Eversen on courses specifically designed to teach the
techniques used by the old masters, using the Flemish technique. He has also
extensivelly studied these techniques as well as others including specific artists such as Turner, Constable etc.
Having studied the techniques of the old masters he has
incorporated these methods into his own art. His work displays a sense of light
As Constable once said;
"Painting is about feeling" & "I want the
viewer to feel the wind and the rain on his face".
Some of the reviews of his work;
"Outstanding colours and bright crispness"
“Gives the viewer hope in life’s storms”
“Even in your storms there seems to be a peace”
"Like stepping from darkness into the light"