I really don’t ever remember a time when I didn’t at least draw, if not drawing I would be creating in some way. Taking art at school led to a career as a draughtswoman, which I gave up to start a family. Painting on cakes with food colouring inspired me to take up painting again, although I didn’t get started seriously until around 2004 which is when I took up watercolours for the first time. 

I was entirely self taught until finding the need to experiment along with the desire to explore so I attended a few workshops. These including Trevor Waugh whose work I greatly admire and where I learned so much. Watercolour is my first love, but exploring led me onto trying out oils and pastels.

Most subjects inspire me, but over the past few years I have developed a real passion for portraits, especially those of children. Most people who know me know of my love for both animals and Africa, so it’s no surprise my art is leading me into combining my love and passion for all three and have seen me working the past couple of years on African portraits and wildlife.

My goal also includes teaching so I can share the knowledge I’ve gained so far. I’ve held a workshop in Dubai, demoed for a local art society and the Kington Gallery along with private teaching one to one, but intend to increase this in the future.

Belonging to two local art clubs keeps me busy with exhibitions which have included having paintings selected for exhibition in both Mayfair and for the 3rd year running, with the “Society for Women Artists” at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London, and have sold in both. My exhibiting has also included a solo exhibition at the Kington Gallery in Herefordshire.

More recently I have had the privilege of having three of my paintings selected to appear in Robin Berry’s book “Compendium of Watercolour Techniques” and have this year, 2013, had a painting included in the IWS, International Watercolor Society’s Catalogue, a true honour. .

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Traditional Art – 2nd Place
SoJie 25, October 2013


High Marks
SoJie 25, October 2013

March 2011 Juried Invitational Exhibition

April 2013 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Exhibitions:
2012
Essex Art Club Members Autumn Exhibition
Ilford Art Society Members Autumn Exhibition
Essex in Mayfair…Gallery 54, Mayfair, London.
Ilford Art Society Members Summer Exhibition…Dovecote Gallery
SWA Society of Women Artists…151st Celebratory Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London
Ilford Art Society Members Spring Exhibition
London Pride Art and Design Festival… Valentines Mansion, Ilford, Essex.

2011
Essex Art Club Members Autumn Exhibition Wanstead
Ilford Art Society Members Autumn Exhibition
Ilford Art Society Members Summer Exhibition…Dovecote Gallery
SWA Society of Women Artists…150th Celebratory Exhibition
Ilford Art Society Members Spring Exhibition
Essex in Mayfair…Gallery 54, Mayfair, London.

2010
Solo Exhibition-Watercolour Dreams… Kington Gallery, Kington, Herefordshire.
Essex Art Club Members Autumn Exhibition…Wanstead House
Wanstead Art Trail…3 venues Wanstead House, The Art Shop & The George Wanstead.
Ilford Art Society Members Summer Exhibition…Dovecote Gallery, Valentines Mansion,
Essex in Mayfair…Gallery 54, Mayfair, London
Ilford Art Society Members Spring Exhibition.

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Time to Reflect wins 3rd Place in Ken Bromleys Cover Competition

This is a special painting for me as I entered my 1st competition at Ken Bromleys with it. I was absolutely thrilled that it made the short list for public voting. This for me is such an achievement and i’m over the moon to have even got that far….

I am thrilled to say I achieved 3rd place in the competition, and would like to thank all who voted & supported me….

I also truly feel so honoured to have had my painting Time to Reflect invited into the A Class of it’s Own Group

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Portrait Workshop in Holland

I’m delighted to be giving a 2 day workshop this year in Holland. / Portraits in Watercolour / If you are interested in attending please email me: / contact@stephiebutler.com
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Portrait Workshop in France - June 1st 2014

I’m thrilled to have been invited to teach at the beautiful Bandouille in France this coming June. If you would like to learn how I paint portraits please come and join us there. / France Painting Holidays
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*TWO Awards in SoJie 25!*

I am overwhelmed at receiving two awards in SoJie 25 for my painting Almost. Thank you to everyone who works so very hard in the background, it’s so much appreciated by so many. Congratulations also to everyone who had works selected, everyone was a winner with so much amazing and inspiring art. / Traditional Art – 2nd Place / SoJie 25, October 2013 / High Marks / SoJie 25, October 20…
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*MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 25!*

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 25! / / Almost / by Stephie Butler /   /   /    Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… /   / I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 74000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 25. SoJie 25 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 25th one…
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