Butterworth Gallery is a family run, Scottish fine art gallery in Royal Deeside and features a permanent exhibition of original oil paintings by artists Howard & Mary Louise Butterworth.
Located on the B976 South Deeside Road between Banchory and Aboyne in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, the gallery is housed in the old village shop and post office at Ballogie.
Howard Butterworth is a renowned Scottish artist and has lived and painted professionally in northern Scotland since 1968. Producing mostly oil paintings, his style captures the atmosphere of light and colour that is so unique to Scotland. His work spans the whole of Scotland and parts of Europe and Howard's patrons include private and corporate buyers with several works featuring in the Royal Collections of H.M. Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother who closely supported him over the years. Many of his paintings are now published as prints, cards and giftware.
The gallery is bright, spacious and airy and also contains original artwork by Mary Louise Butterworth who is acclaimed for her intriguing night scenes of Aberdeen and well known streets and buildings illuminated by bright and colourful city lighting - a modern reflection of the nightlife in this thriving city. Painting mostly in acrylics since 2004, her subjects are contemporary spaces for reflection and solace both within urban and countryside settings. Her unique night scenes often focus on an element of mystery or intrigue within the scene setting the stage for the viewer to play out a story. In her work she attempts to recreate the hypnotic and dramatic qualities of light, pattern, and form emphasising elements rich in colour, depth and emotion. Embracing the contrast of silence and stillness within a moment with the movement and musicality of light, her innovative use of colour is instantly recognisable and very much in demand.
At the gallery you will find a wide range of well known Scottish images, available as Butterworth prints, cards, collectors wooden jigsaws, placemats and coasters.
There are facilities for disabled with ramp access and disabled parking.