Tom Butler

Tom Butler

Tom Butler creates his showstopping collages using a whole range of materials; in his imaginative hands a section of a crossword puzzle may become a block of flats, a wine bottle, or a church spire, and this unique approach adds intrigue, resonance and a touch of humour to every scene.

In 2004, Tom and his wife took a holiday in the South of France and visited a beautiful town called Uzès. He was mesmerised by the light, colour and textures - the bright awnings and parasols amongst weathered stone buildings, shuttered facades and crumbling masonry and 'les publicités anciennes' - huge, faded adverts from bygone days that used to be hand painted onto the sides of buildings. Tom says: "Maybe this is where my attraction to having text within a painting began.” Over the years travel has continued to be a strong influence on him, from Paris (where his wife is from) to New York, Havana and of course Venice. He loves to travel and discover new places and has recently been inspired on the Cornish coast.

Tom excelled at university and achieved a 1st class honours degree in General Illustration. His knowledge and love of art is wide ranging. "I really appreciate the use of colour and light by some of the Impressionist painters, namely Monet and Cezanne. I have studied the work of Singer Sargent, Kandinsky and the 1930's poster artist and typographer, A.M Cassandre. During my degree I was inspired by the talents of Norman Rockwell and cartoonist Steadman. More recently I have been struck by the work of contemporary artists such as Luke Martineau, Mike Bernard, and Andrew Hood to name but a few. Anybody that can capture the essence of a subject matter with expression and vigour is an inspiration."

Tom Butler

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Piazza Sunshine, Amalfi

Piazza Sunshine, Amalfi

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Tom Butler

£3,950.00
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Atrani Twilight

Atrani Twilight

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Tom Butler

£4,850.00
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Rooftop Reverie

Rooftop Reverie

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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Big City Blues

Big City Blues

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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Midnight Reverie

Midnight Reverie

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Tom Butler

£3,950.00
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Reflections Sennen Cove

Reflections Sennen Cove

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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Sennen Cove Boats

Sennen Cove Boats

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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Flair and Square

Flair and Square

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Tom Butler

£550.00
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On The Bright Side

On The Bright Side

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Tom Butler

£695.00
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Grand Facades

Grand Facades

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Tom Butler

£3,950.00
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Cutting Edge (Book)

Cutting Edge (Book)

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Tom Butler

£60.00
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Bellissimo!

Bellissimo!

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Tom Butler

£5,850.00
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Beat Goes On

Beat Goes On

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Tom Butler

£450.00
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Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

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Tom Butler

£450.00
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Shine of the Times

Shine of the Times

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Tom Butler

£950.00
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London Calling

London Calling

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Tom Butler

£950.00
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Tinkering Havana

Tinkering Havana

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Tom Butler

£3,950.00
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Streets Ahead

Streets Ahead

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Tom Butler

£695.00
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A Maze

A Maze

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Tom Butler

£4,895.00
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Catch My Drift

Catch My Drift

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Tom Butler

£5,850.00
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Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Salt

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Tom Butler

£475.00
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Shore Thing

Shore Thing

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Tom Butler

£475.00
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Low Tide, Southbank

Low Tide, Southbank

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Tom Butler

£5,850.00
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Shore Line, St Mawes

Shore Line, St Mawes

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Tom Butler

£4,895.00
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Bright on the Sea

Bright on the Sea

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Tom Butler

£475.00
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Bourne For The Beach

Bourne For The Beach

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Tom Butler

£475.00
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Bigger-dilly

Bigger-dilly

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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Grand Daze

Grand Daze

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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Love Rue

Love Rue

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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Crazy Times

Crazy Times

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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Shadow of the Empire

Shadow of the Empire

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Tom Butler

£5,850.00
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Riviera Dreaming

Riviera Dreaming

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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Venetian Vista

Venetian Vista

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Tom Butler

£425.00
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