Curt Butler

Artist Curt Butler is an American contemporary artist residing near Charlotte, NC. Curt now shows his work's depicting lowcountry scenery and wildlife in Charleston, SC at LePrince Fine Art.

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The art world highly regards gallery artist Curt Butler for his exceptional skills in storytelling and mark-making. Butler received his B.A. from Kent State University and his M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design. Over the years, he has taught at various institutions, including Braitman Studio, Gaston Day School, Gaston College, and Gaston School of the Arts. He has also hosted several guild workshops throughout the Southeast for art students and professional artists. In 2004, Gaston Day School awarded him the title of Teacher of the Year, showcasing his dedication and talent as an educator.

Mark-Making:

Firstly, Butler's style is characterized by a distinctive use of bold colors, gestural brushwork, and expressive mark-making. His works convey a palpable sense of emotion and a keen attention to detail, making them uniquely captivating. Each image suggests a story that goes beyond the surface, making his paintings known for their strong narrative quality.

Secondly, Curt Butler's interest in impasto and scumbling techniques is evident in his current medium of oil painting. He builds up layers of paint to create texture, which he then carves and gouges with a palette knife. His technique results in a sculptural quality that adds a conceptual depth to his works. Through his use of color, he creates an atmospheric and emotional quality that draws the viewer into his world.

Moreover, his pieces are a stunning blend of realism and abstraction, with each work conveying a unique story. The images that seem clear at a distance fade into separate areas of tone and texture up close, inviting the viewer to contemplate the process of mark-making and the act of painting itself. Butler's works are particularly strong in their ability to tell a story, with each painting inviting the viewer to actively engage with its mood and narrative.

Lastly, numerous permanent collections, including Dallas Art Museum, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Gaston Day Gallery, and Duke University Cancer Center, own his works. paintings are available through LePrince Fine Art Gallery in Charleston.

In conclusion, Curt Butler's artwork innovative approach to art, combined with his talent for storytelling and mark-making, sets him apart as a unique and inspiring artist. His paintings are sure to engage and captivate anyone who has the privilege of viewing them.

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Sun Hat Sojourn by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Seaside Repose by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Expressionist Tide by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Moon Ballet by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Moon Ballet
12" x 36"
Reed Waltz by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Reed Waltz
12" x 36"
Morning Caress by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Golden Sway by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Golden Sway
36" x 48"
Blue Helm by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Blue Helm
48" x 48"
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St Phillips Light by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Harvesters of Liquid Gold by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Shore Sonata by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Shore Sonata
24" x 48"
Breath of Dawn by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Shady Serenity by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Golden Glee by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Golden Glee
12" x 12"
Beach Gaze by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Beach Gaze
12" x 12"
Unruly Calm by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Unruly Calm
36" x 36"
Feathered Tapestry by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Kaleidoscope Comfort by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Rosy Rendezvous by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Libation Vacation by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Mirrored Giants by LePrince Charleston Art Galleries on King Street at LePrince Galleries
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Vanishing Serenade by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Awakened by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Awakened
40" x 40"
Paw Print Pursuit by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Beachside Buddy by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Lounge Latitude by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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Beach Bum Bliss by Curt Butler at LePrince Galleries
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