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Gail Butler

Gail Butler

Chesterfield, VA

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Self-taught, Gail's artistic interests and abilities have been part of who she is her entire life. Starting with crayons and a Poloroid camera, she has evolved into an artist with a unique style all her own. Having an 'Enjoy the moment, for it will all to soon be gone!' outlook comes through in her work. Her love of the natural world and its inhabitants fuels a desire to capture their beauty, while her sense of humor and appreciation of that which is magical and whimsical is also a driving force behind her art. Her portraits are renditions which capture the character of her chosen subjects, as she 'casts' them in roles which give a glimpse into their 'personality'. Her 'Wordplay' series showcases her love of a good pun, and her animal renditions are executed with great care and an obvious love of the natural world.
" My art is my passion! Creating works which bring joy to others feeds my soul. Enjoy life, look for the good, try to find a giggle in every day, and most of all do your best to give joy to all you come in contact with, are the words I try to live by. If my work brings a smile or a moment of peace to the heart of it's viewer, then I have done my job."
Gail has been a professional photographer and prolific artist for seventeen years. She is an active member of the local art community, and exhibits on a regular basis at several venues in the Richmond/Chesterfield area.

Gail's art is a colorful, whimsical, often comical, sometimes thought provoking representation of how she sees the world around her. There is a spark of magic in her creations as her love for all life is apparent.
Her creations often have a poetic partner as she puts into words what she envisions in paint.
Gail grew up in the beautiful foothills of Virginia. A walk in the woods, playing in the creek and a mountain view were no further than her back yard. Her family owned a a pet shop which began as a small business in the basement of their home. This gave Gail a childhood full of interaction with the wonderful creatures we share the planet with.
Gail has been a professional photographer and prolific artist for 25 years. She is an active member of the local art community, and exhibits on a regular basis at several venues in the Richmond/Chesterfield area.