About Allan

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. 

 
Achievements & Awards

Allan Butt accepting First Place

Award from Stan Miller at the

2019 Watercolor Society of 

North Carolina Annual Juried

Exhibition

2020
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            First Place Award,  Watercolor Society of North Carolina 2020 Annual Juried       
           Exhibition "Paris: Apres le Dejeuner" (After Lunch).
           Judge and Juror, internationally known artist Soon Warren.
            Award Judge for the Rock School Art Foundation Open Art Competition in                            Valdese, North Carolina.
  • Juried into the Watercolor Society of North Carolina 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition "Paris: Apres le Dejeuner" (After Lunch)
  • Award of Excellence I Illinois Watercolor Society. 36th National Exhibition, "The Trolley Driver"

  • Juried into the Illinois Watercolor Society 36th National Exhibition, "The Trolley Driver"

  • Juried into the Georgia Watercolor Society 2020 National Exhibition, "Union Jacked"

  • Awarded Signature Status in Georgia Watercolor Society

  •  Painting "Skyline of Charlotte" featured in February issue of Our State Magazine.
 
2019
  • First Place Award Watercolor Society of North Carolina. Annual Juried Exhibition, "Union Jacked." Judge Stan Miller.

  • Awarded Signature Status in North Carolina Watercolor Society. 

  • Juried into the Southern Watercolor Society 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition, "The Tourist: London Museum"

  • Juried into the Georgia Watercolor Society 2019 National Exhibition, "Apples & Plums"

 
2018

 

  • One Man Show Popp Martin Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte.

  • Best in Show - Mooresville Art Guild 40th Anniversary Spring Juried Show

  •  First Place Watercolor - Mooresville Art Guild 40th Anniversary Spring Juried Show

  • First Place - Artists Choice Award, Western Region WSNC Art Show

  •  APT Critique Group Award - San Diego Watercolor Society 38th International Exhibition

  • Elected Co-Director Western Region Watercolor Society of North Carolina

  • Juried into the Watercolor Society of North Carolina's 73rd Annual Juried Exhibit

 
2017

 

  • Juried into the Georgia Watercolor Society 38th National Exhibition, ”The Lantern Shop”

  • Juried into the Watercolor Society of North Carolina 72nd Art Exhibition, “Bruno Mars @ the Midnite Diner”

  • Juried into the Pennsylvania Online Members Show, “Italian Gardens, Kensington”

 

2014

 

  • Juried into the 15th  Annual Energen Art Competition, “Billy Goat Hole”

 

2012

 

  • Best Aqua Medium, WGAS, Mobile Arts Council, "Along the Silk Road: A Farm"

 

2011

 

  • Best Aqua Medium, WGAS, Ruth S. Bruckmaum Memorial Award, "The Green Roof"

 

2010

 

  • Ann Chatel Memorial Best in Show - WGAS, Spring Juried Show, "City Reflections" 

  • Best in Show - Mobile Art Association, Oil, "Red Pears"

 

2009

 

  • Alabama Art Supply Award - Mobile Museum of Art, Shared Expressions Exhibit, "Canal Sunset"

  • Southern Art and Frame Shop Award - Mobile Art Association, Spring Show, "The Pastel Bridge "

  • 2nd Place - University of Mobile Art Show, Regional Juried, "Umbrellas"

  • The Frame Shop and Gallery Award - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society, Shared Expressions Show, Mobile Museum of Art, "Sunset on the Canal"

  • Best in Show - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society, Spring Juried Show, "The Three Waiters"

 

2008

 

  • Best in Show - 60th Anniversary Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society Show, Juried Show Fall/Winter "Cinque Terra"

  • Featured in Japanese magazine Megumi no Ame (Showers of Blessing) in a 2-page article

 

2006

 

  • Featured in Mobile Bay Monthly in 3-page article, February Issue

  • Featured in The Alabama Baptist State Newspaper in full page article entitled "Mobile Painter Combines Love of Art with Ministry", January 19

2005

  • AmSouth Bank Award - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile Juried Show, "Vase of Tulips"

 

2004

 

  • Juried into Southeastern Juried Exhibition Mobile, Museum of Art, "Iron Shadows"

 

2003

 

  • Best in Show - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society Show, "The Persian Rug"

 

2002

 

  • Juried into Energen Corporation Art Competition Regional Show

  • Merit Award - Art with a Southern Drawl Regional Show, "Yellow Chairs"

 

2001

 

  • Publish Lighthouses of Alabama, Limited Edition Prints of Sand Island and Middle Bay Lighthouses

  • One Man Show - The Bay Rivers Art Guild, Mobile, Alabama

  • Elected 3rd Term President of the Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile

  • Juried into Art with a Southern Drawl Regional Show, "Girl with a Mango"

 

2000

 

  • Juried into the Watercolor Society of Alabama Members Show, "Girl with a Mango"

  • 2nd Place - The Thompson Engineering and Testing Award, Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile, Juried Show

  • The Artists Choice Award - Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Art Competition, "Purple Cows"

  • Commissioned by Jireh Publishing International to paint 60 United States Lighthouses

  • Elected 2nd Term President of the Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile

  • Craftmasters Printers Award - 59th National Exhibition Watercolor Society of Alabama, "Fire Island"

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1999

 

  • Dick Blick Art Supply Company Award - Watercolor and Graphic Art Society, Juried Show

  • Audubon Society Award - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society, Juried Show

  • One Man Show, Victorian Teal Gallery, Mobile, Alabama

  • Juried Member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama

  • Elected President of the Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile

  • Juried into 58th National Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, "French Horn"

 

1998

 

  • Leonard White Memorial Award - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile, Juried Show

  • 3rd Place Award - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile, Juried Show

  • One Man Show - Performing Arts Center, Foley, Alabama

 

1997

 

  • 3rd Place Award - Pride Arts Competition, Chamber of Commerce

  • AmSouth Bank Award - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile, Juried Show

  • 2nd Place Award - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile, Juried Show

  • Featured Artist - Southern Art and Frame Shop of Mobile

  • One Man Show - University of Mobile, Donald Gallery, Mobile, Alabama

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  • 1996
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  • AmSouth Bank Award - Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile, Juried Show

  • Arts Patrons League Award - Outdoors Arts and Crafts Show, Juried Show

1995

  • First Place Watercolor Award - Baldwin Country Humane Society Art Show, Grand Hotel

  • The Bay Rivers Art Guild, Mobile, Alabama

  • Elected 3rd Term President of the Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile

  • Juried into Art with a Southern Drawl Regional Show, "Girl with a Mango"

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