ART ST Facebook




MAX BUTLER

Australian Landscape Artist

About the Artist - click to expand

I truly love my country and thank God every day that this is where He placed me to enjoy my short time on Earth.

Brisbane Artist

Seven years ago, my wife, Pam, and I purchased a Fiat Ducato mobile home so that we could head off and explore this beautiful land. We called our van Morrison and he has taken us all over Australia. Besides the usual snaps of people and historical gems, I take hundreds of photos of the land, usually from a high vantage point. The subjects are not always scenic, but I can always find colours that perhaps an untrained eye does not see. A boring vista of dead grass on a dry, salt-bush plain provides an opportunity to place splashes of bright yellow and blue together on a base of brilliant red and orange.

 

The viewer will notice that most of my paintings are set against a backdrop of rugged, majestic mountains - because I love this type of scenery. Instead of painting iconic scenes such as Uluru, The Three Sisters, The Twelve Apostles, etc, I choose to paint just the everyday places we see as we drive along the highways of this great country. I do not call my paintings “West of Boulia”, “Vineyards at Denman”, “Canefields near Ingham”, and so on. I simply call them “My Country” and have numbered them in order of execution since I began this series in May 2003. The series now consists of over 440 paintings.

For some, these paintings will be too bright. I do not apologize for this. They are meant for modern homes where a red cushion needs a bright red tree on the wall above to add balance to the room, or deep blue mountains juxtaposed beside a blue vase will create a special harmony.  I search for the right colours to place beside others in order for the painting to come alive. And, if we look hard enough, those colours are right there in the landscape of my country. It is my dearest hope that the images will remind you of places you have been and perhaps in your future travels, you will find places that remind you of my paintings. That would be nice.

Art Exhibitions

Oct    2008         “Seven Stars”  at RQAS
May   2010         “My Country”  solo exhibition at Martin Galleries
Dec   2010         “Live Art”  at Martin Galleries        
Sept  2011           Feature Artist at “Gourmet in Gundi” Art Festival
June 2013          “Max Comes Home” solo exhibition at Miles.
July 2014            Solo Exhibition at Boonah Regional Gallery
Feb 2015            Solo Exhibition at Haven espresso gallery
Dec 2017            Solo Exhibition at Aspire Gallery, Paddington
May 2018            Finalist in the Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular
May 2019            Finalist - Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular
June 2019           Finalist - Royal Qld Art Society, Brisbane Landscapes Exhibition

Art Awards

1990 - Highly Commended, Miles Art Show
1990 - Highly Commended, Ascot Art Show
1991 - First Prize, Miles Art Show
1997 - First Prize, Ascot Art Show
2005 - First Prize, Royal Qld Art Society Annual Art Exhibition
2006 - Grand Champion, Royal Toowoomba Show
2007 - Third Prize, Live Life Villages annual art show
2008 - First Prize, Miles Show Society
2008 - Second Prize, Miles Show Society
2009 - Highly Commended, RQAS Artstate Awards
2010 - Third Prize, Weller’s Hill State School Art Show
2013 - Highly Commended, Royal Qld Art Society Annual Art Exhibition
2015 - People's Choice Award, Royal Qld Art Society Annual Art Exhibition
2015 - Highly Commended, RNA (The Ekka) Annual Art Exhibition
2017 - First prize, Petite Pieces at Aspire Gallery
2019 - First Prize Royal Qld Art Society, Brisbane Landscapes Exhibition

 

Art For Sale

Below is a selection of my art which is for sale. All are wired and ready to hang. I am also happy to accept commissions.

Do you like Max's paintings? Please share! Share ART ST on Facebook

 

Australian Landscape Painting
"MY COUNTRY 416"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
35 x 45 x 4 cm
$360
Australian countryside, country scene with sheep, sheep
Australian Landscape Painting
"MY COUNTRY 459"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
35 x 45 x 4 cm
$360
Tasmanian scenery, Tasmanian Road, Australian Scene
Australian Landscape Painting
"MY COUNTRY 455"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
35 x 45 x 4 cm
$800
Online Finalist Lethbridge 20000
Painting of landscape, landscape, Australian Landscape, outback Australia, Touring Australia,Tasmania, Tasmanian mountains, mountain scenery
Australian Landscape Painting
"MY COUNTRY 457"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
60 x 60 x 4 cm
$800
Online Finalist Lethbridge 20000
Painting of landscape, landscape, Australian Landscape, outback Australia, Touring Australia, Tasmania, Tasmania Lakes, bopating, peaceful scene
Flower Paintings
"POPPIES"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
45 x 75 x 4 cm
$600
yellow poppies, flowers, poppies
Australian Landscape Painting
"MY COUNTRY 462"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
45 x 75 x 4 cm
$600
Australian scene, country Australia, decorative scene
Australian Landscape Painting
"MY COUNTRY 408"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas - Diptych
35 x 45 x 4 cm (each painting)
$520
Painting of landscape, landscape, Australian Landscape, outback Australia, Touring Australia, Mobile home trip
Seascape painting
"SUNDOWN AT THE BEACH"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
45 x 90 x 4 cm
$1000
Painting of seascape, beach
Seascape
"MY COUNTRY 383"
Contact Max to commission
Oil on Canvas
35 x 45 x 4 cm
$360
Seascape, seascape painting
Landscape painting
"MY COUNTRY 389"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
35 x 45 x 4 cm
$360
Painting of landscape, landscape, farm
Landscape painting
"MY COUNTRY 210"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
90 x 120 x 4 cm
$1,800
Painting of landscape, Australian landscape, landscape
Landscape painting
"MY COUNTRY 335"
contact Max to purchase or view
Oil on Canvas
60 x 120 x 4 cm
$1,500
Painting of landscape, landscape, Australian landscape

Paintings Sold

Australian Landscape Painting
"MY COUNTRY 393"
Contact Max to commission
Oil on Canvas
45 x 90 x 4 cm
$1000
Painting of landscape, landscape, sheep, farm
Australian Landscape painting
"MY COUNTRY 425"
Contact Max to commission
Oil on Canvas
45 x 90 x 4 cm
$1000
Painting of landscape, landscape

Please note:  Free delivery to Brisbane customers, however, to other areas an additional fee for postage and packaging may be applicable.

To view any of Max's artwork, please contact him on Ph: 0414 878 547 or send him an email via the form below:



    

Provide feedback for this Artist

Have you made a purchase from this Artist? We would like to encourage you to leave your feedback. Great feedback will encourage other people to buy from this Artist. Once you provide feedback, it may be anonymously displayed on this website and in ART ST's social media.

Please email us on infoart emailartst.com.au with your feedback and include your transaction rating of Positive, Negative or Neutral.

Read feedback from this Artist's Customers

We have not received any feedback for this Artist as yet. Please check again later.