Ernie Butler

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I provide demonstrations in practical drawing & painting.  Including the techniques of the old masters and lecture.

Workshops available weekends or midweek (regular mid-week classes held). Beginners and experienced welcome.  One to one lessons can also be arranged. 

I run projects funded by the Arts Council England helping adults engage in the arts and developing and exhibiting my own artwork.

Gift vouchers for tuition or artwork are available.

Some participant reviews;

"Ernie Butler, artist, is an excellent tutor and mentor in the field of painting in the old masters techniques. His work is exceptional and he will take you on a journey back to the days where beauty meets simplicity."

"Beautiful surroundings to paint and relax for a couple of days. The host, Ernie is very hospitable and patient which makes one feel at ease. His work is very inspiring and he encourages you to be free in your expression."


We welcomed Ernie Butler who took us down the road of exploring Charcoal and Ink.
What a night! 
I didn't expect the evening to be so interesting and inspiring. Ernie is an artist and art tutor who paints in oil and  draws in pencil,charcoal and ink.
He exhibits internationally, teaches and demonstrates. He took us on a journey of how to apply charcoal and also it's history. We learned it was the earliest form of art used by the Egyptians and the Chinese. He said he liked to paint in the style of Turner and  Caravaggio  showing us examples of both. He even discussed his drawing principals,the seven principals from which you can draw anything.
We all agreed the way he demonstrated his art in charcoal and ink was so informative held our attention right up until the end. Personally I would love him to return and next time demonstrate his  in oil technique. A great evening enjoyed by all. Well done Ernie many thanks from us all.