Allan Butt is an award-winning artist who maintains his studio in Charlotte, North Carolina. His paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections in the United States and in Europe.
Allan Butt’s artwork ranges in subject matter from still life to urban scenes. His medium is diverse, including watercolor, oil, and casein. When he sees something that catches his eye, he knows instinctively what medium he should use to capture the moment, the scene or the feeling that the subject matter is conveying to him.
Allan became interested in painting after graduating from high school. His vision to use art as a means of expressing his point of view about life began when he painted his first work of art using the medium of oil. He then transitioned to watercolor, buying books and materials in his quest to teach himself how to paint. After spending years teaching himself how to paint, he attended Mobile College (now The University of Mobile) in Mobile, Alabama and graduated with a double major in both art and psychology, He graduated with Honors in Art and was also a member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for psychology majors.
After graduating from college, he began intensive self-study in fine art, focusing on the techniques of early American masters such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth. He developed his own individualized style based on his expertise using color, composition, and contrast.
His work has been juried into national and international exhibitions and it has been shown in numerous group and one person shows. He is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and the Georgia Watercolor Society. He is a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, the Illinois Watercolor Society and an associate member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. He also serves as Co Director of the Western Region of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. As an artist, Allan is constantly observing the world around him, the nuances of color, forms, and contrasts. It is these intricacies of life that Allan seeks to display through the lens of his art.