News and new giclee releases by the artist Howard Butterworth

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My summer exhibition at The Butterworth Gallery continues with my work of “special paintings” these like my “In Miniature” are paintings that I have particularly liked and have kept as they represented the standard I wanted to achieve. This Summer exhibition includes some paintings of well loved places in Royal Deeside from over the last 15 years. In addition to the original oil paintings, Butterworth Studios Ltd has released 5 new signed giclees.

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“Ballogie” is an original oil painting that I painted when my eldest daughter Sarah and her family started the gallery in the old village shop, formly run by the Coutts family.

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“Dervaig”  I have spent time over the years visiting many favourite haunts of the West coast of Scotland and it’s islands. This particular trip to Mull in the 80’s was a wet one, so defying the weather I painted this village on a rather wet Saturday.  The aerial is an important part of the atmosphere and mood in this painting, as the family of the cottage were inside watching the television. During the evening I was asked to paint the aerial out but chose to be my normal awkward self and kept it in!

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“Poppies and Geraniums” This painting is of the front garden in Glenmuick and represents the startling contrast of colours that these two plants emanate against the backdrop over our garden fence.

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“Inchnabobart” is one of the Glenmuick cottages on the Balmoral Estate that has been used by the Royal family for their picnic lunches. This painting is special to me as I have captured the colours particularly accurately.

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“Harlequin”  One of my favourite places to visit and paint in upper deeside. In this particular painting i captured the chequered colours of the summer landscape which suggested the title. The view point overlooks the river Dee and the Quoich, looking up to Braeriach.

Currently I’m still out and about painting in easily accessible places for next year’s exhibition that will see me celebrate my 75th birthday.

If you have a memorable & favourite place, feel free to get in touch as I may have painted it and still have in my collection or I may be able to accept a commision.

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Howard Butterworth, ‘Painting in fresh air’ an Exhibition and Auction, Wednesday 28th October 2015

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We have all followed Howard avidly over the last six months as he has completed twelve canvases in twelve different locations in aid of the Archie Foundation;  to help raise funds for their proposed digital art gallery, at The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

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


Howard has travelled across Scotland painting landscape scenes of joyous splendour, endeavouring to encapsulate some of the best views and places on his travels. He has met some wonderful people who have joined him on location; taking part in paint along sessions, enjoying watching an artist at work and also having the opportunity to ask questions and meet the man behind the paintings.

In celebration of the campaign’s completion and with true artistic flair an exhibition will be held at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen on Wednesday 28th October, entitled “Howard Butterworth, Painting in Fresh Air”, hosted by sponsor Mr Stewart Spence.  All twelve canvases from the last six months will be on display to the public between 12pm – 3pm culminating in an auction of work later that evening.

If you would like an invitation to the evening auction, please contact:

caitlan@archiefoundation.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

written by H.J.K

Autumn at Royal Church near Balmoral.

#FINDHOWARD LOCATION 11, SATURDAY 3rd October 2015

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It’s #FINDHOWARD weekend!

Howard will be painting on Saturday 3rd October, from 11am – 2pm at Crathie Church, near Balmoral. So if you’re out and about this weekend and would like to see an artist painting ‘en plain air’ come along and have a chat with Howard; he’s more than happy to answer any questions you may have and there will also be some Archie Foundation, #FINDHOWARD goody bags, with Mackie’s of Scotland chocolate inside.

You could also enter this weeks ‪#‎FINDHOWARD‬ clues and competition with The Press and Journal, Aberdeen.

This is the eleventh of twelve locations where Howard will be painting to help, ‘The Archie Foundation’ and their campaign to raise enough funds for the proposed digital art gallery at RACH (Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital).

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

For all enthusiastic GeoCache seekers, we have a multi cache for you this week:

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5VQ1R_keep-in-touch-crathie but also remember to ask Howard for his unique TravelBug code!

If you are interested in viewing more of Howard’s work; The Butterworth Gallery in Ballogie, near Aboyne,  has a permenant exhibition of his work and is open from Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm, it is also possible to telephone and make an appointment outwith these times Tel:013398 86104. Alternatively Howard’s paintings can be viewed online at www.The ButterworthGallery.com

written by H.J.K

#FINDHOWARD Location 10 Saturday 26th September 2015

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It’s another #FINDHOWARD weekend!

Howard will be painting on Saturday 26th September, from 11am – 2pm at the AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre) at The Scottish Home Show and he would love to see you, have a chat and answer any questions you may have.

You could also enter this weeks ‪#‎FINDHOWARD‬ clues and competition with The Press and Journal, Aberdeen.

This is the tenth of twelve locations where Howard will be painting to help, ‘The Archie Foundation’ and their campaign to raise enough funds for the proposed digital art gallery at RACH (Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital).

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

For all enthusiastic GeoCache seekers, we have a multi cache for you this week:

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC61DDV_photohunt but also remember to ask Howard for his unique TravelBug code!

This weekend, you will also have a chance to view more of Howard’s paintings as The Butterworth Gallery has a stand at The Scottish Home Show too; so once you’ve had a chance to #FINDHOWARD and watch him paint;  come and visit the gallery at stand C20 in the Art and Retail section.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the show!

written by H.J.K

A beautiful sunset on the West Coast of Scotland.

A Retrospective Exhibition at The Butterworth Gallery

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As part of the North east Open Studios (NEOS) running from the 12th – 21st September, The Butterworth Gallery, in Ballogie, near Aboyne is showcasing a selection of Howard’s work, spanning nearly forty years as an artist in the North East of Scotland.

The work displayed is diverse in nature, some pieces are uncharacteristic of the usual ‘Butterworth’ style which can normally be described as ’emotional realism’. Included in the exhibition are some fun pencil sketches, a few abstract canvases, examples of commissioned pieces and also some  unseen works;  which as a complete package help to paint the picture of the true artist within. A person who is not afraid to try new techniques, tackle different subject matter or paint to the remit of an occasion. He is happy to express himself on canvas using colour to convey his emotions and is able to see the humour in art . His abstract pieces still hold the lure of a landscape, but in a free and bold manner, unlike any other paintings on display.

For Howard becoming an Artist was a lifestyle choice;  he moved away from a successful career in the corporate world, which left him feeling unfulfilled and with the support of his family made the conscious decision to choose the artistic path full-time. Howard’s composition, style, technique and quality of work, is a testament to his exacting standards and he continues to give great pleasure to both his loyal patrons and new admirers alike.

The Butterworth Gallery

Opening hours during NEOS:

Thursday – Monday inclusive 11am – 5pm

The Butterworth Gallery is also on Facebook 

written by H.J.K