“Regatta Watchers” © Aidan Butler
Name: Aidan Butler
Bio: Irishman Aidan Butler is a self taught artist who decided to paint professionally in 2001 after a successful solo exhibition in the Bank of Ireland’s art centre and a commission from the Mid-Western Health Board. Up to then he had painted intermittently, designing threatre posters and doing the occasional commission in the 1980s and 1990s. Since 2001 Aidan has had several solo shows and numerous group exhibitions. He was selected to represent Ireland at the Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art in Italy in December 2005, and also exhibited with other Irish artists in Hangzhou, China in June 2005. From 2007 he has been regularly accepted into the Royal Ulster Academy annual shows in Belfast. He participated in a group show at the Wexford Opera Festival Exhibition in 2012.
Medium: Pastel; oil; acrylic.
Style: Impressionistic bordering on abstract, except for the acrylics, where a more graphic approach is adopted.
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Gallery: 2012 (current paintings, all media); Prints; Archive – Pastel; Oil; Acrylic.
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