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A search for truth and beauty through abstract art.

This online art gallery was created in 1998 by Mike Butler to celebrate the  truth and beauty that is the heart essence of each and every moment.

A Story

Sonata

Is abstract art simply decoration without content or meaning? Or does it have a deeper significance, an ultimate meaning? This has been a burning question for me since my art school days, Shortly after graduating from the Ontario College of … Read more

Moonlight Bay Series

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  The Moonlight Bay series is ideal for interior decorators who are looking for a romantic theme for their next project. The series began with an iPad painting which is the first image in the collection. It was pulled apart, … Read more

Bubble Universes

Two Ladies

The Bubble Universe series was designed for interior decorators who are looking for whimsey in a themed collection for their next project. Bubbles have always had a happy association and these designs humorously incorporate iconic bubbles as their common thread. … Read more

Secret Garden

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The Secret Garden series is ideal for interior decorators who are looking for a themed collection for their next project. The set of images shows an evolutionary process. All the images were derived from the mother image, Secret Garden 000, … Read more

Beauty and Truth

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The heart essence of abstract art, for me, is the search for truth and beauty. But, where can we find truth and beauty in this muddled world of banal entertainment and distraction. The very first step in our journey requires … Read more

Way of the Artist

Brewed in Percolator

The Way of the Artist   Abandon your confusion. Cut everything down to a single activity. Contemplate transient beauty. Make each moment a work of art. *~*~* The Way of the Artist Please like & share: … Read more

Rhymes and Reasons

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Just as a good boot needs it’s laces. Just as a good stew needs it’s salt. So a good painting needs it’s rhymes. When it comes to poetry, I don’t believe in rhyming. It just gets in the way. Of … Read more