About the artwork
Lewis Buttery knew that lighting could be used to make a 3D kind of an illusion and he wasn’t confident doing it, though. His paintings were looking flat, but he wanted to try to make them look more three-dimensional. He imagined an alien head and added areas where he thought there would be shadows and highlights. He tried adding highlight behind areas of shadow and shadow behind areas of highlight, while working on it, which made the subject stand out from the background. Lewis was more confident that he knew enough about lighting to use it in his work.
Frame created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.
- Frame handmade by specialist picture framers for simple, elegant design
- Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
- FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
- Delivered ready for hanging
Lewis Buttery is a nationally exhibited artist from Leicester, UK. He was born in 1995 and comes from a working class background. Lewis was struggling with his mental health, had dropped out of college and had no job prospects. He learned in counselling that challenging fear helps against anxiety and decided to apply that to his career direction. Lewis spent a few years working as a self-taught artist in his hometown before moving to London, to go to art school and to network. Lewis wants to get to the point where he's doing shows and artist residencies around the world.
"Fantastic!!!!! Some real Buttery artwork!!!! It's very personal but professionally done. It's in the hallway facing you when you open the door. I think visitors will then get a feel for my home."