George Butler is an artist and illustrator specialising in travel and current affairs. His drawings, done in situ are in pen, ink and watercolour. In August 2012 George walked from Turkey across the border into Syria, where as an unofficial guest of the rebel Free Syrian Army he spent 4 days drawing the civil war damaged, small and empty town of Azaz.
These drawings were reproduced by the Times, the Guardian G2, Evening Standard, Der Spiegel and reported on the BBC World Service, BBC World News, CNN, Al Arabiya, NPR (USA) and ARD Television in Germany.
His sense of adventure does not stop there - since leaving Kingston university, drawing has taken George around the world, depicting the oil fields in Azerbaijan, soldiers in Afghanistan, reconstructive plastic surgery, G20 riots, the New York Fire Department and Asian Elephants.
Amongst several London based solo exhibitions, his work has been exhibited in the Times Watercolour Competition, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours exhibition at the Mall Galleries, 2008, 2009 & 2011 where he won the June Stokes Roberts Bursary twice and the Winsor and Newton Young Artist’s Award. Most recently he was selected to participate in the Faberge Big Egg Hunt, in London.
"George Butler combines the curiosity and wanderlust of David Attenborough with the delicacy of brush of Audubon, travelling afar to bring back a subtle evocation of fauna and flora and the people he meets in far-flung places." Geordie Greig, Editor in Chief. The Mail on Sunday.
"George Butler's extraordinarily sensitive pictures of life in all its forms tell us more about the world than most photography can." Robin Hanbury Tenison