Sharon Butler


Running Horse , Oil on canvas 24x30

Running Horse, Oil on canvas 24x30

Distance  Oil on Metal 16x20

Distance Oil on Metal 16x20

Artist Bio
Sharon Butler has had a lifetime interest in (and love for) American Indian art, and it dovetails with her ongoing fascination with form, design, and color. She works in several mediums, but mostly prefers acrylics, because with that she can obtain a ''beaded'' three- dimensional effect, a signature technique for which she is most well-known. Sharon also incorporates leather and other authentic materials in her art to create illusions which disguise where one medium ends and another begin.

Horses have been a strong source of inspiration to Sharon since she was a child, and because of the love she has for horses, she often selects that powerful animal as her primary subject.

Professional Profile  
Established artist with the Primavera Gallery in Ojai since 1986
Established artist with the Little Bird at Loretto Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ojai Studio Annual Art Tour  
Participated in the well know Pepper Tree Ranch Art Show, Santa Ynez Valley, California
Recognized as a Living Treasure for the Arts, 1994
In the collection of The Ojai Valley Community Hospital
In the collection of The New Britain Museum of American Art
In the collection De Anza Country Club Borrego Springs, California
Artist for Icon Shoes Spring 2015 collection
In private collections in the United States and internationally
Has won numerous awards, ribbons, and best of shows
Studied at the University of Wales in Swansea, U.K.