My self portrait, in the
100 Barossa Artists Exhibition, 2020
River red gum canvas

Hi there, my name is Dylan Butler and I am an Award Winning 3rd generation Painter/Decorator, Artist and Signwriter based out of the Barossa in South Australia.

I learnt my trade in my hometown of Port Pirie from my Father, Michael Butler. A well decorated Painter/Decorator, and an accomplished teacher of the trade. My Grandad was also a painter and to this day, I still use some of his equipment he once used when he was my age.

Painting: I am a fully qualified Painter and Decorator, with a passion and strong experience in restoring heritage listed buildings. Learning the painting trade in Port Pirie from my father was invaluable really. His jobs spanned from all the heritage listed buildings in town, to new buildings with local builders, industrial projects and of course the domestic market. After my time in Port Pirie I moved to Adelaide for three years and worked alongside South Australia’s most awarded painting companies, Derek Wales and Son and Jonathan Luby. I then moved overseas and upon returning have been self employed ever since.

Signwriting: Since vinyl printing and stickers came onto the scene in the 80’s, the signwriting trade has undergone a dramatic transformation. Keeping signwriting alive in a more traditional/post-modern style and waste free manner is something I always try to achieve in my signwriting work… and I love a challenging canvas!

Art: Creating anything that starts as an idea or picture in my head and seeing it come to life is something I have always enjoyed.. I think most people have this within them, whether it be created with a brush and paint like me, infinite amounts of other artistic mediums, or the life they want to live. I like to paint murals, moving my body a lot while painting comes very naturally to me. But there is a time, place and occasion for the odd small canvas painting for sure.