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Thomas James Butler


Artist Biography

Thomas James Butler was born in Harrogate in 1982.

Growing up with weekly trips to galleries and watching his father paint and sculpt, Thomas fast became deeply interested if not obsessed with Art.

After a brief and disillusioned spell at Art College he travelled and worked, eventually settling in the world of horticulture. Butler has spent the last ten years working in garden design, whilst quietly spending his spare time creating his own style of collage and painting. Only now has he decided to make them public.

Citing influences as his father, and the artists Eduardo Paolozzi, David Hockney and Terry Gilliam, Butler’s surreal and engaging style draws on 20th century iconography, often using the blankness of the canvas as much the materials themselves to draw the viewer into the work.

Likening his collages to his dreams Butler says: "Asking me to explain my work is like asking me to explain my dreams - I can't. I love the idea of a dream being like a collage. A handful of random images from past and present thrown together in one surreal fleeting moment"

The artist lives and works in Leeds.



Date: 24 October 2020 - 27 March 2021

RedHouse Gallery is delighted announce the launch of RESET; a new group exhibition featuring emerging painters, printmakers…

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In Colours

Date: Now Open

RedHouse Originals Gallery is excited to announce the launch of its first online exhibition In Colours. This group…

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Keith Haring: New Wave

Date: 23rd November 2019 - 29th February 2020

"Drawing is still basically the same thing it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world.…

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Miles Kane & Thomas James Butler - Special Edition

Date: September 2019

MILES KANE & TJB SPECIAL EDITION PRINT NOW ONLINE… We are excited to share a very special collaboration between…

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Skeleton Coast Festival 2019

Date: 15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate, HG1 1DW

On Saturday 31st August we will be at Skeleton Coast Festival for a one off exhibition by Thomas James Butler and Ian…

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All That Glitters…

Date: 1st August - 7th September 2019

We are delighted to present a collection of new arrivals from the studios of some of the most exciting emerging contemporary…

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Nature & Abstraction

Date: 23rd March - 12th July 2019

Welcoming in spring with a selection of exquisite works utilising abstraction to explore the natural world. Featuring…

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RedHouse Originals at the The Buyers Club Gallery

Date: 3rd December 2018 - 28th February 2019 ***NOW EXTENDED***

We are delighted to present a print exhibition in collaboration with Buyers Club, Liverpool. The show features rare and…

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The Art of Comedy At The Buyers Club Gallery

Date: 10th September -

RedHouse Originals Gallery is excited to present an exhibition by Thomas James Butler to coincide with the launch of the…

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Be Here Now: Today Is Just A Daydream

Date: 21st August - 6th October 2018

To mark the 21st anniversary of Oasis album Be Here Now we are delighted to present a collection of rare prints and…

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Trooping The Colour

Date: Extended until 30th August 2018

We are delighted to present Trooping The Colour; a collaborative exhibition investigating the use of colour and its…

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The Spirit Of 67

Date: Launches 22nd July 2017

One Day, Four Events.... The Spirit of 67 is a one-day multi-media Arts Event across four venues in Harrogate, taking…

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Thomas James Butler: Shooting Bottles

Date: 18th February - 18th March 2017

We are delighted to present Shooting Bottles by Thomas James Butler; an exhibition of collages and paintings inspired by…

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Above The Clouds | Group Exhibition

Date: 5th November - 3rd December 2016

We are delighted to present Above The Clouds; a group exhibition opening on Saturday 5th November. The collection will…

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“Funny How?” - An Exhibition of Comedy Legends by Thomas James Butler

Date: 2016 - 2017

THIS EXHIBITION WILL TOUR IN 2017 - FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW....   Press Release - "Funny How?" - An…

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The Spirit of 66

Date: 30th July - 27th August 2016

We are delighted to present The Spirit Of 66: a group exhibition marking 50 years since 1966, celebrating the dynamism of…

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