Valérie Butters is a new artist who has burst upon the art scene in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa and Victoria. She is fascinated by the subconscious and influenced by surrealism and expressionism and says that – as well as having studied under some prominent contemporary artists – she was inspired by the revolutionary Canadian artist, Paul-Émile Borduas. Borduas created a very different vision of life and art with his spontaneous expressions of emotions, feelings and sensations. While his work was considered radical in his time, Valérie’s work is seen as joyful explosions of colour and emotion. Her quick evolution and exuberant exploration of colour and composition make her still-lives and landscapes flamboyant and exciting.
Valerie has participated in over 40 group and solo shows across Canada in the past five years.