David Porteous Butler


The work of David Porteous-Butler reveals an honest and direct affinity with his subject that is driven by his love of the natural world.

Although he has enjoyed a love affair with the English countryside for many years, he has also worked extensively in Southern Europe spending substantial amounts of time in France and Italy. Working with a limited palette, he is always faithful to the truth in what he sees. His portraits reveal the same integrity, and his sculptures, whether in bronze, stone or marble, are faithful to his belief in a natural and simple beauty in all things.

David studied in London under the late Sir Kyffin Williams RA and Anthony Green RA before being offered a place at the Royal College of Art. He is a true protégé of Sir Kyffin, sharing his fundamental belief that drawing and draughtsmanship are a vital part of the artist’s craft.

In the last decade, David has exhibited hundreds of palette knife works in galleries throughout the UK and beyond. He shares Sir Kyffin’s love of landscapes, but previous experience in the fashion industry has also given him great flair for capturing body language in his figurative work. David’s work is in collections in the UK, France, Italy and the USA.

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