David Porteous-Butler’s work reveals an honest and direct affinity
with his subject that is driven by his love of the natural world. He
has a passion for the vitality of the landscape and changing light around
him. Suffolk provides much inspiration and the English countryside is a true
love, although he has also worked extensively in Southern Europe including
time in France and Italy. Working with a limited palette, he is always faithful
to the truth in what he sees.
His portraits reveal the same integrity, and his sculptures, whether in bronze,
stone or marble, are faithful to his belief in a natural and simple beauty in all things.
David studied in London under the late Sir Kyffin Williams RA and Anthony
Green RA before being offered a place at the Royal College of Art. David is
truly a protégé of, and remained close to, Sir Kyffin Williams RA, sharing
his fundamental belief that drawing and draughtsmanship are a vital part of
the artist’s craft.
David’s work is in collections in the UK, France, Italy and the USA and regularly
exhibits in and around Suffolk.