Christmas Greetings.

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Wishing all my friends and customers a Happy Christmas.

Here is a chance for you to be entered into a Free prize draw to win the only signed proof copy of my 2017 Calendar. All you have to do is “like” the photo of me with the proof below, or on the Butterworth Gallery FaceBook page. Closing time is midnight 07.01.17. The winner will be notified by 10th Jan 2017. We will send a regular A4 calendar too, as I think this may be more useful!

Good luck to all those that enter, however there can only be one winner!

Best wishes for a safe and prosperous 2017.

 

Howard

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#FINDHOWARD LOCATION 8 (Saturday 5th September 2015)

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Howard is out and about this weekend painting in aid of The Archie Foundation and their campaign to raise enough funds for the proposed digital art gallery at RACH (Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital).

LEARN MORE & DONATE TO THE “DIGITAL ART GALLERY” FOR ARCHIE FOUNDATION
https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/archiefoundation/findhoward

If you and your family would like to find Howard, with the possibility of winning a £70 Butterworth Gallery voucher and an Archie’s goodie bag then follow the clues below:

  1. World famous Castle on the West Coast of Scotland.

2. Located on its own island where Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh meet, the castle is connected to the mainland by its iconic bridge.

3. “Winter Reflections” print and giftware image by Howard captures the scene perfectly.

When you find him, share a photo on social media with #FINDHOWARD and be entered into a prize draw. He will be at the location above weather permitting on Saturday 5th September, remember to look out for his distinctive red jacket!

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You could also enter the competition running in the Press and Journal’s ‘Your Weekend'(Thursday 3rd September). The prizes include a signed Butterworth Print worth £275. Competition closes Sunday 11pm.

If you enjoy geocaching then collect Howard’s travel bug unique to every location as well as finding the nearest cache to his secret location http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC13YP7_highlanders-home

GOOD LUCK!

FINDHOWARD

#FINDHOWARD 22nd August 2015 Location 7

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Howard is out and about this weekend painting in aid of The Archie Foundation and their campaign to raise enough funds for the proposed digital art gallery at RACH.

LEARN MORE & DONATE TO THE “DIGITAL ART GALLERY” FOR ARCHIE FOUNDATION
https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/archiefoundation/findhoward

If you and your family would like to find Howard, with the possibility of winning a £70 Butterworth Gallery voucher and an Archie’s goodie bag then follow the clues below:

  1.  Home of one of Scotland’s favourite dairy ice creams.
  2. A wind-powered farm four miles from Oldmeldrum.
  3. The arboretum there has a beautiful view of Bennachie

When you find him, share a photo on social media with #FINDHOWARD  and be entered into a prize draw. He will be at the location above from 11am – 2pm weather permitting on Saturday.

You could also enter the competition running in the Press and Journal’s ‘Your Weekend'(Thursday 20th August). The prizes include a signed Butterworth Print worth £275 and a years supply of Mackies once-cream

If you enjoy geocaching then collect Howard’s travel bug unique to every location as well as finding the nearest cache to his secret location http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC3D89R

GOOD LUCK!

#FINDHOWARD 8TH AUGUST 2015 LOCATION 6

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If you and your family wish to go out and about in the fresh air this weekend why not follow our clues to #FINDHOWARD and see Howard painting for yourselves. Share a photo when you find him on social media with #FINDHOWARD and automatically enter a prize draw. He will be at his secret location from ll am (weather permitting).

For those keen to get out and about, there is the adventure of collecting a Howards TravelBug GeoCache code unique to each location.
Want to learn more about geocaching follow this link. https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5JB25
Tip : download the areas maps before heading out as Internet connection in the rural areas varies.

The Press and Journal has teamed up with the Archie Foundation and the Butterworth Gallery to give away some fantastic prizes. Howard will be ‘painting in fresh air’ and Press and Journal readers can win some of his artwork and play #FINDHOWARD. In the P&J’s Thursday edition “Your Weekend” it has an extra special prize draw. To win any unframed print from the Butterworth Collection worth up to an amazing £275.All you have to do is simply solve the fortnightly clues to find out where Howard will be painting. Once you have guessed where he will be painting simply enter by phone or text to the P&J’s numbers in “Your Weekend”.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Texts cost £1 plus the usual carrier tariff. Entry to the competition closes at 11 pm on Sunday after the release of clues on the Thursday.
Please note the lines will remain open after 11pm and you will be charged for the call or text, however your entry will not be included in the draw. First correct entry chosen at random will win the prize as stated. Signed print Is unframed. No cash alterative – prizes subject to availability. Employees
of AJL, DCT, Butterworth Gallery and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. Prize will be posted out to the winner.

Clues:
1. Howard has a lithograph print and giftware of this famous Royal Warrant-holding Royal Deeside village.
2.This village is celebrating Victoria Week with it’s Highland Games on Thursday, August 13th.
3.Balmoral Castle is nearby.

LEARN MORE & DONATE TO THE “DIGITAL ART GALLERY” FOR ARCHIE FOUNDATION
https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/archiefoundation/findhoward

#FINDHOWARD Saturday 27th June 2015 (11am – 3pm)

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The Press and Journal has teamed up with the Archie Foundation and the Butterworth Gallery to give away some fantastic prizes. Over the next few months, renowned Scottish landscape artist Howard Butterworth will be ‘painting in fresh air’ and Press and Journal readers can win some of his artwork and play #FINDHOWARD.

Howard turns 70 this year and to celebrate the event he wants to raise money for the Archie Foundation, who are raising funds for an innovative £50,000 digital art gallery within RACH, Aberdeen’s childrens hospital. The 12 paintings from 12 different locations will then be offered for sale at an auction at the Marcliffe Hotel in October to raise more money for the Archie Foundation.

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If you and your family wish to go out and about in the fresh air this weekend why not follow our clues to #FINDHOWARD and see Howard painting for yourselves. Share a photo when you find him on social media with #FINDHOWARD and automatically enter a prize draw. He will be at his secret location from ll am this Saturday (weather permitting).

For those keen to get out and about, there is the adventure of collecting a Howards TravelBug GeoCache code unique to each location.

https:/www.geocaching.com/
-the nearest Geo Cache is “Birch on the Knoll”

The “Your Weekend” feature in the Press and Journal has an extra special prize draw. To win any unframed print from the Butterworth Collection worth up to an amazing £275 simply solve the following clues to find out where Howard will be painting this Saturday. Once you have guessed where he will be painting simply enter by phone or text.

HOTLINE: 09012 925 250
Call P&J competition hotline and fallow the instructions.
Calls should cost no more than £1. Calls from mobile or payphones may cost a lot more.
TEXT: PJ followed by a space then your answer, name and
address to 64343.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Texts cost £1 plus the usual carrier tariff. Entry to this competition closes at 11 pm on Sunday 28/6/15 Please note the
lines will remain open after11pm and you will be charged for the call or text, however your entry will not be included in the draw. First correct entry chosen at random will win the prize as stated. Signed print Is unframed. No cash alterative – prizes subject to availability. Employees
of AJL, DCT, Butterworth Gallery and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. Prize will be posted out to the winner.

THE 3 CLUES to #FINDHOWARD

•It is a 16th-century pink castle near Banchory
•Howard has well-known prints, cards and giftware featuring this famous castle’s garden entitled “June Borders”
•Go Ape with the family whilst Arting Around in the grounds

Go find him! Clues and prizes to be won along the way……

LEARN MORE & DONATE TO THE “DIGITAL ART GALLERY” FOR ARCHIE FOUNDATION
https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/archiefoundation/findhoward

Art and technology – competition or compatibility?

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In the mid 19th Century an artist painted a picture to depict and remind us of a moment, place or person and being able to afford such a piece was a sign of status.

Today audiences are inundated with images from a variety of places and the ability to use mobile devices gives everybody the opportunity to capture a ‘moment’. This enables many more people to show their creativity beyond the traditional art world.

Howard believes  that “technology isn’t in competition with art, it’s part of it….artists use technology to produce works of art…One can argue that the use of hands in the primitive cave paintings was a technological tool of that time… art and technology are inter-related and the art world has benefitted because of that, as technology improves…the possibilities for art expand too!”

Art has increased in popularity, primarily due to the improved accessibility to a wider audience. The internet has played a huge part in that and technology has given us the ability to reproduce prints of original images by artists, this allows art to be appreciated by more people; something that Howard feels very passionate about. When talking about art and technology, Howard believes that, “Art is in everything; technology doesn’t wipe out art, it just changes it….cavemen had earth and their hands; somebody invented the brush and made it possible to paint fine lines, somebody invented paper, paints now have quicker drying times….I don’t paint from photographs, but to have a digital camera that can record the real colour is majorly helpful when finishing a painting…(and)there will always be a case for original paintings, (the artist) can exaggerate the colour and composition, remove trees and move mountains…using artistic licence to create reality.” “Art is the application of humanity on something…you can appreciate it or not(that’s up to the audience) an artist expresses their personality through what they make!”

Ultimately art in both the traditional and modern formats will transcend through the generations and will  paint the story of this digital era as is the legacy of art.

Written by H.J.K with  quotes from Howard