Born in South Africa in 1963, Alistair Butt moved to the UK as a teenager. After leaving school Alistair studied art at college for four years and then spent a further 3 years at college where he specialised in illustration. He pursued a career as an illustrator and graphic designer leaving in 2004 to become a full time artist.
Working in both oil and watercolour, Alistair Butt paints primarily landscapes and it is the light that fascinates him providing the starting point for many of his paintings. He is able to skilfully capture the light in all its forms whether it be the shimmering highlights on a stream, the sunlight shining through trees or the long winter shadows on snowy ground.
Alistair Butt is a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a regular exhibitor at the Mall Galleries, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Many accolades have followed and his work is in many collections internationally.
\If you’re planning a visit to the gallery there are roadworks on the A66 . Approaching from the Keswick side is as normal but if you are approaching Beckstones on the A66 from the M6 or Penrith side, the intersection across to the gallery is closed until 18th October. Please don't worry, just follow the traffic to the end of the roadworks (about another half mile) then double back on yourself at the first available intersection and follow the brown signs as usual. We promise it's worth the effort!
Monday 10am - 5pm;
Tuesday: by appointment
Wednesday 10am - 5pm;
Thursday: by appointment
Friday 10am - 5pm;
Saturday 10am - 5pm;
Sunday 10am - 5pm
For appointments please ring 01768 483601 or email.
Please wear face coverings and hand sanitiser will be available before entering the gallery. Please maintain social distancing in the gallery, admittance may be restricted at times depending on visitor numbers.
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