Valérie Butters is an artist who has burst upon the art scene in Montréal, Toronto, British Columbia, Ottawa and Paris. She is fascinated by the subconscious and influenced by surrealism and expressionism. She has studied under many prominent contemporary artists such as: Jennifer Hornyak, Marilyn Rubenstein, Seymour Segel, Shirley Kats, Philip Iverson, Sophie Jodoin, and Jacques Clement. She was also inspired by the revolutionary Canadian artist, Paul-Émile Borduas.
Borduas created a very different vision of life and art with his spontaneous expressions of emotions, feelings, and sensations. While his work was considered radical at the time, Butter’s work is seen as joyful explosions of colour and emotion. Her evolution and exuberant exploration of colour and composition make her still-lifes and landscapes flamboyant and exciting.