Born in Ireland. I apprenticed for five years to my father to learn my trade. I worked with him for 23years. While we did all manner of work associated with the painting trade our first love was the enhancing of ornate details in a home.
I moved to Canada in 1996 and continue to hold true to the policy that “You are only as good as your last job” My work is a step out of the ordinary as it turns wall panels, cornice mouldings and centerpieces into a piece of art on your ceiling. Inspiration can come from any source be it curtain material, furniture, carpet or china. I enjoy the look on a clients face when they see how their ceiling comes alive with colour. I paint in the style of Architect Robert Adam (1728–1792) to help create an ornate and traditional mood within a room I listen to classical music and opera while working. My work is custom to each client and is not repeated. Similar mouldings will receive a different treatment. I use Estate Emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The matt finish and depth of colour achieves this classic style.
I am a Professional Member Artisan, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art www.classicist.org
The Hamilton Spectator featured my work under the heading “Taking ceilings back to a more classical time” By Sandy Bunyan, March 11, 2006.
Arthur P. Butler, Artist. By Kevin Somers, Raise The Hammer. April 8, 2010.
Arthur P. Butler
Artistic Painting of Decorative Plaster Moulding
I look forward to creating your “special place
Great examples! Be sure to take a look at the website.
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