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Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Late afternoon on the fresh snow<br>Froggatt Edge, Derbyshire
Alistair Butt, RSMA

Late afternoon on the fresh snow
Froggatt Edge, Derbyshire

Oil on board
8 x 10 inches

Alistair Butt's first introduction to art was at the age of six when he attended the local art group with his father and watched a watercolour demonstration of a salmon leaping a small waterfall, a painting he remembers to this day.

Alistair attended his first art college studying drawing and painting for four years. This was followed by a further three years studying Technical & Scientific Illustration. Alistair now paints full time working in both watercolour and oil.

Alistair Butt has had a series of successful one-man and joint exhibitions at galleries across the country. For several years Alistair's paintings have been included in the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, in London. In 2007 he was elected an Associate member of the Royal society of Marine Artists (ARSMA). In 2008, Alistair won The Ranelagh Press Award, the first time it was awarded at the RSMA, with one of his watercolour paintings. This was followed in 2009 with Alistair being elected as a full member of the RSMA.
Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Brighter Outlook - Mousehole Alistair Butt, RSMA

Brighter Outlook - Mousehole

Oil
12 x 16"

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Full River, Garsdale, North Yorkshire Alistair Butt, RSMA

Full River, Garsdale, North Yorkshire

Oil
10 x 14"

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Slowly Melting, Kinder Scout Alistair Butt, RSMA

Slowly Melting, Kinder Scout

Oil
8 x 10"

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Staithes in Bright Sunlight Alistair Butt, RSMA

Staithes in Bright Sunlight

Oil
12 x 16"

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Sun and Mist, Duddington Alistair Butt, RSMA

Sun and Mist, Duddington

Oil on panel
8 x 10 inches

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Slow river, Duddington Alistair Butt, RSMA

Slow river, Duddington

Oil on panel
10 x 14 inches

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Ullswater Alistair Butt, RSMA

Ullswater

Oil on panel
8 x 12 inches

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Colourful sunrise<br>nr Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire Alistair Butt, RSMA

Colourful sunrise
nr Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire

Oil on board
10 x 14 inches

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Frosty start on the Yorkshire Moors, Bilsdale Alistair Butt, RSMA

Frosty start on the Yorkshire Moors, Bilsdale

Oil on panel
10 x 14 inches

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Swans near Kislinbury, Northants Alistair Butt, RSMA

Swans near Kislinbury, Northants

Oil on panel
8 x 10 inches

He has also shown work at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour's (RI) exhibitions and more recently at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) exhibitions, both at the Mall Galleries. He has been a finalist in the RI Young Artist Award; an exhibitor in the UK section entitled "Master Painters of the World", of the International Artist Magazine; and he was selected as one of the top "50 Masters of Watercolour" in Europe, for the French magazine Pratique des Arts and an article in the launch issue of L' Art de l'Aquarelle, a magazine spotlighting some of the best watercolourists of the world.
Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Frosty Autumn Morning<br>near Crastor, Leicestershire Alistair Butt, RSMA

Frosty Autumn Morning
near Crastor, Leicestershire

Oil on board
8 x 10 inches

Artist's Statement


To me, light in all its forms and its effect upon the subject, provides the starting point for many of my paintings. It provides the sparkle, impact and/or mood to a landscape, seascape, village etc. For example: shimmering highlights on a stream or water in a harbour, sunlight coming through spring or autumn trees, long shadows from a winter sun on snow covered ground, a grey misty morning on the moors.

Like many artists, past and present, I find the seaside, boats and harbours a great source for paintings. From sedate creeks, small sandy coves, pebbled beaches to pounding waves on jagged rocks, through the endless variety of fishing boats or yachts that add a human element and also scale. All this without forgetting the wide selection of small but wonderful fishing villages or harbours scattered around the British coastline, each having a unique feeling and identity.

 

Venturing inland there's a wide variety of picturesque farms, small country villages and towns. Many of the farms and villages are ideally located within wonderful ‘British' landscapes that again provide an endless source of material for my paintings.

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Glinting stream in spring<br>near Unthank, Derbyshire Alistair Butt, RSMA

Glinting stream in spring
near Unthank, Derbyshire

Oil on board
8 x 10 inches

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Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Above Farndale, North Yorkshire Alistair Butt, RSMA

Above Farndale, North Yorkshire

Oil on panel
10 x 14 inches

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Snow covered fields with Hoar Frost, Duddington, Northamptonshire Alistair Butt, RSMA

Snow covered fields with Hoar Frost, Duddington, Northamptonshire

Oil on board
8 x 14 inches

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Changing seasons Duddington Alistair Butt, RSMA

Changing seasons Duddington

Oil on panel
10 x 14 inches

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Brief spell of warm sunlight<br>Thwaite, North Yorkshire Alistair Butt, RSMA

Brief spell of warm sunlight
Thwaite, North Yorkshire

Oil on board
8 x 10 inches

Artist: Alistair Butt, RSMA; Painting: Heading for spring - River Wye<br>nr Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire Alistair Butt, RSMA

Heading for spring - River Wye
nr Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire

Oil on board
10 x 14 inches

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