Gail Butler - Fine Artist

Gail Butler

Chesterfield, VA - United States

 
 
 

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Gail Butler

Chesterfield, VA - United States

Gail Butler - Fine Artist

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About Gail Butler

Self-taught, Gail's artistic interests and abilities have been part of who she is her entire life. Starting with crayons and a Poloroid camera, she has evolved into an artist with a unique style all her own. Having an 'Enjoy the moment, for it will all to soon be gone!' outlook comes through in her work. Her love of the natural world and its inhabitants fuels a desire to capture their beauty, while her sense of humor and appreciation of that which is magical and whimsical is also a driving force behind her art. Her portraits are renditions which capture the character of her chosen subjects, as she 'casts' them in roles which give a glimpse into their 'personality'. Her 'Wordplay' series showcases her love of a good pun, and her animal renditions are executed with great care and an obvious love of the natural world.
' My art is my passion! Creating works which bring joy to others feeds my soul. Enjoy life, look for the good, try to find a giggle in every day, and most of all do your best to give joy to all you come in contact with, are the words I try to live by. If my work brings a smile or a moment of peace to the heart of it's viewer, then I have done my job.'
Gail has been a professional photographer and prolific artist for seventeen years. She is an active member of the local art community, and exhibits on a regular basis at several venues in the Richmond/Chesterfield area.

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Admirals Harvest

August 27th, 2013

Labor Day approaches! It's back to school time! It's time for nature to shed her greens of summer, and take on the firey colors of autumn. This poem/ painting celebrates the harvest and the 'autumn' of our years. The harvest is in on the old man's... 

Simply Elemental

August 3rd, 2013

Greetings! I hope each of you are having a marvelous summer! Today's post is a painting which is part of my 'Casting Call' series. This piece will be used for the cover of a book being written by a very gifted holistic practitioner. I have found grea... 

Catatonic

July 16th, 2013

Good morning! I hope everyone out there is having a wonderful summer! Mine has definately been busy! My poem for today is a story about a wise little mouse and a feline with a weakness. We all have our weak spot, Something we can't resist. This ... 

The Artistic Spirit

June 23rd, 2013

Good morning! This post is for ALL of the creative people in the world. Whether you are a painter, a sculpter, a photographer or musician, the artistic spirit resides within you. The artistic spirit is often a lonely soul, Adrift in a sea of poss... 

Dog....Gone Happy

May 26th, 2013

Happy Memorial Day to ALL! I hope each of you has a wonderful holiday! My poem today is for 'Dog...Gone Happy'. This piece won second place in one of our local art shows, and is one of my personal favorites! It's a glorious afternoon, The red c... 

Good Conversations

May 15th, 2013

Good morning to all! Today's weather is supposed to be HOT here in Chesterfield, so I am sharing one of my 'beachy' renditions. Let's all go to the seashore, Where the conversations flow, We'll kick off our shoes, and stay awhile, A fishing we... 

Thunder Is Heard

May 4th, 2013

This piece is my rendition of 'Thunderous Herd', a play on words to be sure...but I can't help it! The sunset fills the sky, As the thunderstorm approaches, It's brilliant hues reflected, On everything it touches. Lightning flashes and thunder... 

Painted Ladies

May 4th, 2013

Good morning! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned! I am giving you a couple of shorter poems today!! My first is for "Painted Ladies", a piece I created after visiting our local botanical gardens. There were two little girls recieving SUC... 

Fishy Business

April 26th, 2013

This one is for all of the mermaid fans out there! The mermaid anxiously waits, Bathed in aqua light, When suddenly she sees, The loan shark now in sight, The sunlight lingers, Upon his dark blue skin, And evil thoughts reside, Behind his t... 

Crab Pickin

April 26th, 2013

Good morning! My next poem/art post is for my 'Crab Pickin' piece. My previous posts (April 4th) have received a lot of veiws, I hope you are enjoying my renditions! The family gathers by the shore, Beneath their bright umbrellas, To reunite an... 

Hung Out To Dry

April 4th, 2013

My third post for today is for my 'Hung Out To Dry' piece. This is an allegorical work, with a political spin. I created this in 2011, a difficult year for many in this country. The big white house sits on the hill, It's occupants discussing each... 

Alley Catz

April 4th, 2013

My second post is for one of my favorite pieces, 'Alley Catz'. The shadows lengthen in the alley, Where the resturant resides, Whose waitress, dear young Sally, Greets the box with open eyes. "You can have your pick.",he grins, "They're nearl... 

The Call Of The Wild

April 4th, 2013

Greetings! I hope this day finds you doing well! I would like to share with you some of the poetry I have written to go with my 'Wordplay' series. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, please comment! My first post is for 'The Call Of The Wild'. ...