William Butler is an established, nationally known artist located in Camden, NJ. He creates luminously, layered contemporary paintings embedded with themes of inspiration and hope. His work ranges from figurative to abstract with a focus on fluid lines, vibrant colors, and rich textures that capture movement and light. William brings more than 20 years of experience as an artist and a graphic designer to each painting.
William is honored to have his art installed and exhibited in numerous private collections as well as many corporate, non-profit, health, governmental, and educational organizations. In 2015, William was especially honored to create a painting for Former President Barack Obama (which the President signed) in commemoration of his visit to Camden. Also, in 2016, William created a live painting for the National Governors Association (all of the 50 State Governors and other dignitaries) at a gala event. In addition, William created live art which was then presented as a surprise gift to Jon Bon Jovi at a gala event to honor his music and service.
William’s live art helps to raise money and awareness for incredible non-profits and foundations by the auctioning of his finished paintings at live art events. His art has raised over $200,000 for non-profits and foundations across the nation.
William is active in various City of Camden, Camden County, South Jersey, and State of NJ art organizations and events, and he currently serves as Vice-Chair Commissioner on the City of Camden Arts, Culture, and Heritage Commission.
In 2011, Butler and his wife, Ronja, and their two sons moved from Iowa to Camden, NJ, to open Studio Eleven One, William’s working art studio, and to expand their business, Thomas Lift (a socially conscious company creating inspired art and design as a brand of love and justice). The Butlers work in conjunction with many people and organizations in the city to help bring hope and restoration.