Welcome to my website where I have gathered together examples of my paintings and prints from over the years. I often create my work on large sheets of paper where freely applied paint can flow to combine in surprising ways.  I’ve always loved  to work on the surface of paper. After many years of painting watercolors I began making lithographs.The approach is the same, one makes lines and washes with pencils, pens and brushes on a surface. Instead of paper, the image is  created on a thick limestone or aluminum plate.  For me when creating a lithograph, the magic is in the wash. In both mediums when the figures are surrounded with washes they become one with the environment.  I like to explore ideas making multiple images that result in a series.  My work is both figurative and narrative. Please enjoy looking, and see if you can find the stories.

KAREN BRUSSAT BUTLER

ABOVE: WOODEN ROLLERCOASTER

22”x30”