“An Exhibition of Watercolours” by Vaughn Butland in the KAC Main Gallery
Saturday November 4th, to Wednesday November 22nd, 2023
Artist Reception: November 4th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drawing and painting have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Aside from the process of creating a painting, the greatest satisfaction I get comes from the feeling that I have produced something that people appreciate. Watching a happy buyer leave my studio with a piece of art, be it a small watercolour sketch created on a mountaintop afternoon or a large oil portrait that took weeks to accomplish, gives me that feeling. As much as I love it when people like my art, I am not at all saddened if they do not. Art, just as beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
My formal training led to a career in commercial art and advertising. Later, circumstances had me experience many other business ventures, from imports to building design and construction supplies. In 30 years of meeting business challenges, I felt success and disappointment, but my strong desire to paint stayed constant throughout. In 1984, I decided to paint full-time, a bold move that brought new challenges. The satisfaction and happiness I have experienced since making that decision more than compensate for the ups and downs of making a living with art.
Vaughn Butland has been painting professionally for thirty-five years. He has had over twenty-five one-man shows and is in corporate and private collections across Canada and the United States. During his career, he has taught numerous workshops along with drawing and painting introduction in his studio for fifteen years. He has published twelve art cards, eighteen gift cards and fifteen limited edition reproductions. For two years, he demonstrated watercolour on a television show titled, “Sketching in Watercolour.” Time is now spent travelling, painting “en plein air”, and working in the studio on portraits and still life.
Vaughn’s show will be exhibited in the main gallery from November 4th to November 22nd, 2023.
View their upcoming show in our online gallery here!