Helen Butler

Helen Butler

London, United Kingdom

About Helen Butler

Helen Butler is a contemporary artist from London, making meditative, minimal paintings on canvas and paper, inspired by atmospheric colour and light.

The work is informed through Artist Residencies, travel and periods of meditation retreat.

The painting itself is a meditative process. The works on paper are made in response to colours witnessed at a particular moment. The paintings on canvas go on a longer journey, made slowly from multiple layers of oil paint, into their own presence and radiance of colour.


1996-1999 BA(Hons) Fine Art with English Literature (1st), Canterbury Christ Church University College.
1995-1996 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts.


May - June and August - September - 2020 - Artist Residency at Foundation OBRAS, Evoramonte, Portugal
January 2020 - Artist Residency at Cafe Tissardmine, Rissani, Morocco
August - October 2018 - Artist Residency at Foundation OBRAS, Evoramonte, Portugal.
March 2018 - Joya Artist Residency, Parque Natural Sierra de María-Los Vélez, Spain.
March-April 2017 - Artist Residency at Lahe Lahe, Bangalore, India.
April-May 2016 - Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
August 2015 - Featured on the 'Vogue's Gallery' page of British Vogue magazine.
January 2015 - Featured in Saatchi Art's 'Spotlight on London' Collection.
September 2014 - Featured in Saatchi Art's 'Artist of the Day' series.
March 2012 - Awarded residency, Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland.


July 2019 The Other Art Fair, London.
October 2018 Open Studio, Foundation OBRAS, Portugal.
July 2018 Nes Alumni Exhibition, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
June 2018 Amelie, Maison d'art, Paris.
July 2017 Brockley Open Studios, London.
April 2017 Lahe Lahe, Bangalore, India.
December 2016 Le mur de Noël, Amelie, Maison d'art, Paris.
May 2016 Opið Hús, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
July 2015 Brockley Open Studios, London.
June 2014 Untitled Artists Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London.