Oil paintings for this years Affordable Art Fair, Battersea - 23-26th October 2014

These are some of my oil paintings that will be on the Jack Fine Art Stand at this years show...

Detail from "Bright and hazy morning", Duddington, Northamptonshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021440


 Detail from "RHeavy frost and River Welland", Duddington, Northamptonshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021441


 Detail from "Their home", Kislinbury, Northamptonshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021442


Detail from "The morning ride", Lincolnshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021443


 Detail from "Evening light on snow covered landscape", Duddington, Northamptonshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021444


 Detail from "Bright light and crisp deep snow", Duddington, Northamptonshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021445


 Detail from "Overnight transformation", Padley Gorge, Derbyshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021446


 Detail from "Grazing in the evening", Beeley, Derbyshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021447


Detail from "Colourful Dawn with frost", Ringstead, Northamptonshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021448



Detail from "Above Farndale", North Yorkshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021449


 Detail from "Bright Period", Bilsdale, North Yorkshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021450


 Detail from "Lathkill Dale - Late evening light", Alport, Derbyshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021451


Detail from "Frosty start on the Yorkshire Moors", Bilsdale, North Yorkshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021452


 Detail from "Bright afternoon beside the River Welland", Duddington, Northamptonshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021453


Detail from "Under the edge", Curbar, Derbyshire. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021454

My four oil paintings for the 2014 Royal Society of Marine Artist Exhibition at the Mall Galleries

Detail from "Puffins on the Farne Islands", Farne Islands, Northumberland. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021436


Detail from "Scudding Clouds - Lands End", Lands End, Cornwall. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021437


Detail from "As the tide comes in - Morston", Morston, Norfolk. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021438


Detail from "Morning - St Ives", St Ives, Cornwall. Oil.
Alistair Butt © 2014 - #AB 021439

Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition

The RSMA 2014 exhibition is only a week away. For those wishing to see a preview of some of the 300 paintings that have been selected for this years show please visit the following site:

There was a record number of submissions this year, congratulations to those that made it through and to those that didn't, please try again next year. All submissions to the 2015 RSMA open exhibition will be via digital next year.

The first is the RSMA's own website exhibition_paintings_2014.html and the second is the Mall Galleries shows page which has a larger selection to view.

As mentioned on the pages these paintings are for sale and should you wish to purchase one (or more) than please contact the Mall Galleries.

On the RSMA website can also be seen the demo's, RSMA workshops, tours etc being held throughout the exhibition.

Full details can be found on the site http://rsma-web.co.uk/

The latest visit to the Lake District

I first came here in the late 1980's on a overcast cold day in mid November on a day out from college. Thankfully for my latest visit the weather was somewhat better. I'm on a walk around Crummock Water. The above looking towards Buttermere with Rannerdale Knotts to the left coming down to Hause Point (in shadow), almost above that (also in shadow) is Haystacks with Great Gable showing above Haystacks. High Crag, High Style and Red Pike complete the distant fells that surround Buttermere. On the right hand side are the lower slopes of Mellbreak.

Above is almost the reverse view to the first image looking from the top part of Hause Point (the part in shadow).

Another trip into Deepdale, this morning with some additional interest with some cloud spilling over the top. It came and went for a good few hours. The downside of the cloud spilling from that side was that the sun was also on that side therefore there were periods waiting for some sunlight. Thanks to a strong breeze it usually wasn't to long and work could continue. The last time I was here I was driven out by a snow storm...

The view back as I leave... showing, well most of what wasn't visible in the first image although Hart Crag (top left) and The Step can now be seen the top of Fairfield is still under the cloud.

It'll be one of those times when mixing a number of sketches of the different cloud formations and sunlight patches together to create as interesting a painting as possible to show how that morning was.... paintings hopefully coming sometime soon.

Painting selected for the Mall Galleries 2014 "What's On Guide"






A somewhat delayed posting of this due to many other this going on but it was with great pleasure I was told that one of my oil paintings was selected to appear on the front over of the What's On at the Mall Galleries guide for July to December 2014.

The painting is "Sunlit River Blyth at Southwold" and the above just shows a section of it.