Ernie Butler

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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 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 and atmosphere.

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;

"Turneresque"

"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"

"wonderfully atmospheric”