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Irene Butcher
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  • London
  • United Kingdom
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College / University
Ravensbourne College of Art and Design
Program / Degree
Art and Design Degree
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
I am...
an artist/printmaker producing landscapes or still life subjects. Prefered media being oil or pastels and making original prints in limited editions.
I am married with a very supportive and understanding husband as well as having three adult children and two grandchildren.
About my artwork
I am inspired by the various effects of light and shade and the drama or atmosphere in my subject-matter. I'm inspired by places I visit most including Pembrokeshire for its dramatic coastal paths and beaches. I find printmaking a wonderful way of expressing my love of contrasts and effects of light and dark. My paintings and works therefore tend to be expressed using mainly tonal values[ colour still being a very important element .]
Artists I like
Van Gough, W. Turner,Degas,Edward Hopper, J.W. Waterhouse, John Knapp-Fisher, John Piper, Martin Lewis, Melvyn Petterson,
Norman Akroyd.
reading art books and drawing. Listening to music and watching movies especially ones made in the 1930s including romantic comedies. Photography, I love my canon EOS 450D!
Of course visiting art galleries and museums too.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
The Catto Gallery Hampstead mixed works by contempory artists.
The Britsh Museum, Ancient Egyptian Book of The Dead.
The David Bowie exhibition at the V&A
The Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate Modern
Centre of the artworld:
nowhere and everywhere

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London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy London, 19-21 April 2011

It's always a pleasure to see so many works on paper. Of course not all works are monochrome, there are many styles and many using colour in there prints. However the more atmospheric works of , for instance, Norman Ackroyd , are the ones that inspire me the most.

I am just going to mention a few that took my interest.

George Shaw: Two single etchings of trees. Very large ones that looked like pencil drawings.

John Piper. Too many on various stalls to mention, all exciting though.

Reg Boulton [brn. 1923]. 'Kilpeck Angel' an engraving, hand coloured, 20x14cm ed. of15.  I found this fascinating and found myself looking up the original inspiration for the work which happens to reside in a church in Kilpeck, Herefordshire called: the church of St. Mary & St. David.   It is famous for it's exquisite Norman carvings one of which is the subject chosen by the artist which you can find in the centre of the arch, above the South door.

Paul Nash and…


Posted on April 21, 2011 at 15:33

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At 17:08 on September 30, 2011, Art gallery Makek said…
You are welcome. Enjoy at our gallery paintings. Much more of those will come :)
At 17:13 on May 27, 2011, Rossello Damiano said…




At 20:11 on March 10, 2011, Joanna Neff said…
I do not believe that was your first "wow", but I'm glad it made you happy:)
At 17:37 on March 9, 2011, Joanna Neff said…
Thanks for the comments on my work!
At 20:38 on December 28, 2010, Heather J Ferguson said…
Yes do, would like to see more.  Wow yeah the snow was wild, lovely to look at and walk in but driving is scarey.  I have been taking pics of the kids opening presents.  Got a zoom lens so looking forward to getting out with that, up the river Lagan.
At 20:03 on December 28, 2010, Heather J Ferguson said…
Hi there, have you been able to do any painting over Xmas, hard isnt it.  Your paintings almost look like pastle works.


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