Geoff Butterworth, Watercolour Artist - records the northern scene as it is today emerging from its grimy industrial past.
“Northern light is, they say, ‘different’.
It is the portrayal of this light which marks out a Butterworth painting and gives it its special quality.
The light sweeps in, lifting the subject clear of the background and giving it an almost magical iridescence. Here is the work of a masterly painter, totally at ease with his subjects and his technique. His work is elegant, sophisticated and ‘accessible’ - using that much abused word in the best sense. His view is fresh, close-to-home pleasing and truthful.”
Keith Parry. Writer and Broadcaster
Welcome to my web site. If my work is new to you, then I hope you like what you see. If you are a collector, thank you and welcome back.
the best Sable brushes.
The paper is also vital and careful consideration of subject will dictate
what type of paper to use. I have always favoured Whatman Paper for it’s white luminescence and it,s purity of manufacture but I also like using Fabriano and Arches papers. With so much to decide before a painting begins it is only the skill of a real artist that can guarantee a great result.
Having said that, it is a fact that an artist is only as good as his last painting and every one has a unique set of challenges. A painting is created with skill and inspiration and a desire to produce a worthwhile work of art that is worth buying and worth collecting. I have many collectors of my work, spread throughout the UK and many other countries. This website will hopefully introduce you to my painting and will showcase new work as it leaves my studio.
Please be aware that all my work, like any other artists, is subject to copyright laws and can only be legally reproduced with my express permission
From the old moorings at Castlefield the Bridgewater Canal partners the Railway Viaducts of the age of steam.
A new landmark stands proclaiming the 21st century in a bold statement of towering Glass.
Watercolour size 27 x 15” approx
Painted on 300 lb Fabriano.