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John Butler

Expressionist Landscape & Figurative Art

John has lived and worked on the Central Coast since the 1970's, combining his 'day' job as a medical practitioner with an exhibiting painting career.

Drawing and painting since his youth he has a long exhibiting career with many solo and group exhibitions as well as some prize winners.
The John Butler Art site provides information about upcoming  exhibitions, current work practices and images from previous shows, some of which are for sale.

When not making art John is usually found immersed in the landscape, by water, chasing fish and inspiration. 

Artist's Statement

“You want to paint?  First you must cut out your tongue…….so as to take away your right to express yourself with anything but your brush”.

Such was the advice from the master Henri Matisse… hence, I feel comfortable borrowing his words to explain my own feelings about what I do.

“starting to paint, I feel gloriously free, quiet, alone….. …   drawing is not an exercise of particular dexterity, but above all a means of expressing intimate feelings and moods…….colours have their own distinctive beauty that you have to capture, just as in music you try to capture the sounds ……..a  certain blue enters your soul….a certain red affects your blood pressure……..”

At 72, with my tongue still intact……. I feel I have been painting forever. Nature is my muse, but her rhythms, colours, moods are what I chase. A fertile imagination and a storehouse of memories provide the starting points for the act of painting, immersing myself in the surfaces as I would sail on the water or dive into its depths.

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Come Visit

A Collection of John's works is available for viewing at the Studio Gallery

The Design Gallery

211a The Scenic Hwy

Terrigal NSW 2260

Artworks can be viewed at any time by appointment.   Phone Gael 0414 449930 to arrange.

A Selection of works is available from

Bloomfield Fine Art Gallery

Shop 5/6 Campbell Cres

Terrigal NSW 2260.                            Visit or Phone Karen 0478 595 679


 25th to 31st May 2023 

The Shop Gallery

112 Glebe Point Rd

Glebe   NSW   2037



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+61 431 404 564

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