Mary-Jean Butler

Fine Artist

Artist Statement

 

Mary-Jean Butler's paintings reflect the rugged landscape of the mountains and coastline of the Pacific Northwest. Her characteristic colour palette and bold composition have been influenced by her education in both Fine Art + Graphic Design. A love of nature is evident in her work as she explores the texture and saturation of oil paint to interpret the varying moods of the coastal landscape. Her studio in West Vancouver, BC is situated amongst the trees, cliffs and water shown in the landscapes she paints.

Biography

 

 

Born 1957 Vancouver BC

1981 – 83

Capilano University
Graphic Design

1978 - 80

Langara Community College Fine Arts Studio Program

Awards

 

1989

IDI International Design
Boston Massachusetts
"Excellence in Design"

1988

Graphic Designers of Canada
"Excellence in Design"
Wedding Invitation

Exhibitions

 
2013

Celebrating Small IX

The Avenue Gallery
Victoria, BC
Group Exhibition

 

Forms of Nature
Seymour Art Gallery
North Vancouver, BC
2 Person Exhibition

 

The Art of the Landscape
Ferry Building Gallery
West Vancouver, BC
Group Exhibition

2012

100 Years 100 Artists
Ferry Building Gallery
West Vancouver, BC
Group Exhibition

 

Discovery 2012
Seymour Art Gallery
North Vancouver, BC
Group Exhibition

2011

Harmony Arts Festival
Art Market
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

 

From the Landscape
Ferry Building Gallery
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

2010

Inspired by Nature
Invitational Group Show
Ferry Building Gallery
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

 

Harmony Arts Festival
West Vancouver Library
and Music Box
Oil on Canvas

 

Harmony Arts Festival
Artist Studio Tour
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

 

Hollyburn Country Club
Group Show
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

2009

All Wrapped Up
Group Exhibition
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

 

Jurors Choice Exhibition
Ferry Building Gallery
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

 

Ferry Building Gallery
Group Exhibition
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

 

Harmony Arts Festival
Group Show
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

 

Harmony Arts Studio Tour
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

 

All Wrapped Up
Group Exhibition
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

2007

2 Person Exhibition
West Vancouver Library
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

2004 - 07

Recent Works
Group Exhibition
Private Residence
West Vancouver, BC
Oil on Canvas

2001 - 03

Circle Craft
Vancouver, BC
Woodblock Prints

Mary-Jean Butler