About Caroline Butler

Caroline was born in Thunder Bay, ON, and bounced around between the Kootenay Region of BC, Fredericton, NB, and Calgary, AB before resettling on Vancouver Island in 2021. Her physical travels are nothing compared to her mental ones and though her creative outlets vary, they all come back to a love of discovery. With a mechanical engineer for a father and a hairdressing mother, Caroline grew up recognizing that creativity could be discovered in any number of places, and the more unsuspected, the better. Caroline spent two years in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Victoria before pursuing art independently through classes and workshops. Her current mediums of choice are oils and block printing. Caroline's work can be found in collections throughout western Canada, and a few pieces have made it overseas.

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Artist Statement

The goal of all my work is to bring a sense of discovery to the viewer. Whatever I paint, whether landscapes from life or critters from my imagination, I want to spark joy and smiles in the hearts of the beholders.

 

All my pieces start with sketches and studies before transitioning into the medium required by the concept. Oils allow me to convey ideas in a more traditional manner, while linocut and mixed media allow me to explore ideas more abstractly. 

Recent Exhibitions

June 2020 - Cultivation of Art, Vales Greenhouse - Black Diamond, AB

April 2020 - Spring Show - Federation of Canadian Artists, Calgary Chapter - Online 

October 2015 to 2019 - Calyx Distinctive Arts Fall Show - Calgary, AB

June 2018 to 2019 - Art for the Artist in You - Framed on Fifth Gallery - Calgary, AB

September 2016 - Whimsybotical - Framed on Fifth Gallery - Calgary, AB

April 2013 - Calyx Distinctive Arts - Calgary, AB

March 2012 - Without Words - Framed on Fifth Gallery - Calgary, AB