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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


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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