Abstract Art 101

Eeep! We are so excited to meet all of our workshop participants this Saturday! In anticipation of our time together I thought I would take the time to introduce you to our special guest artist--Hillary Butler. She is such a gem and we are going to learn so much! 


Most days you can find me with my teensy studio assistant on hip, working away in the studio.  A rambling journey took me to my career as an artist- I'm an art major turned English major turned English teacher turned admin assistant turned graphic designer turned artist kinda journey. Hear more about my story on a recent podcast with Elise Joy.  I quit my 9-5 in 2011 to start a career that allowed me to make a living working alongside my family, and I'm amazed most days that I get to live this life.  I am a podcast junkie, lover of long dinners with good friends and Sunday afternoons with a good book. A really tall, handsome guy lives with me as well. I call him "hubs." Cedar calls him "dad" and he is also an artist.  Check out his work here: www.davidbutler.bigcartel.com We live and work out of our home studio in Memphis, TN and life is very good. 


You'll see a lot of color in my work. I just can't help myself!! I can never commit to one single color palette or idea at a time, so after years of fighting it, I just gave in to the ADD brain and started laying out multiple small canvases and paper pieces at a time and working on all my ideas at once. After I get them all out, I pick my favorites to load to my site as minis and also as Select- A- Size commissions. I was amazed at how much happier I was when I adopted this process and how quickly my work shifted into a body of work that was really my voice. One thing I've learned in all these years is that there's no greater medium than authenticity. I have to "do me" to fully live as an artist, which is why you may see me change things up a bit from time to time. I love connecting! Follow along on Instagram - I love sharing about the ins and outs of being a full time artist and love hearing your thoughts too!! 


Hillary Butler {Fine Art}


Instagram: @hillarybutlerfineart
SHOP: www.hillarybutler.bigcartel.com