Anthony Butterfield “Shire Art” 12th Nov–31st Jan, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

From 12th November 2016, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will host a new exhibition by artist Anthony Butterfield.


Anthony works with oils, which he applies to the reverse side of glass to create the finished paintings.  Over the years he has spent considerable time perfecting this technique and has developed his own methods to bring luminosity to his images.

A few relatively recent additions to his creations include gold or silver leaf and a set of abstract landscapes. Both these two developments have been extremely popular seeing his work hung and sold in places like The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Cheshire and West Museum in Chester, as well as The Royal Cambrian Academy in Conwy, to name but a few.

Anthony lived in the Glastonbury area for over thirty years, then after eight years living in Wales he relocated back to Somerset.

Anthony’s reputation flourished after the birth of his first child inspired him to take up the brush more regularly and as interest from galleries goes from strength to strength, he endeavours to create ever more illustrious pieces using his unique style.