Mary-Jean Butler

Fine Artist

Despite the physical suggestion of permanence, the landscape is susceptible to constant change. It’s the exploration of the seemingly endless variations that can occur within the years, days or even moments that I find fascinating. The current focus of my work is the exploration of looking inward when interpreting the landscape, the opposition of different forms, lines and colour to intensify each element’s dynamic properties. The study of contrasts between massive trunks juxtaposing the most delicate of foliage, the blackness of a heavy handed shadow intensified by playful strokes of light.

My objective is to shift the focus from the broader landscape and rather explore the many subtleties that arise within the details and textures, the shifts of light and transient shadows.