For seven years, Max Butler travelled all over Australia in his van Morrison, taking hundreds of pictures of the everyday countryside. On returning home, he has converted many of these pictures into his stunning oil paintings, calls them all “My Country” and numbers them in order of completion. To date, he has sold over 500 paintings, most of which are from this series. Max hopes that the paintings will remind travellers of the places they have visited or wish to visit in future.
Although he is a self-taught artist, Max has won many prizes including:
First Prize at Miles Art Show, Ascot Art Show, Royal Qld Annual Exhibition, Grand Champion Royal Toowoomba Show, Third Prize Live Life Villages annual Art Show, Highly Commended RQAS Artstate Awards, Highly Commended RNA Exhibition.
He has held solo exhibitions at Martin Galleries (2010), Dogwood Crossing Regional Gallery (2013), Boonah Regional Gallery (2014), Haven Espresso Gallery (2015) and Aspire Gallery (2017) – selling a total of 100 paintings at these five exhibitions.