A Day To Remember…The Clyde Butcher Studio
Art enthusiast, art collector or art connoisseur………What trip to Florida would be complete without a trip to the iconic and world renowned Clyde Butcher Studio and Gallery in Venice FL ?
This is what my family and I choose to do this past Monday.
I myself am a professional conservation photographer and I was absolutely overwhelmed at the breathtaking images that Clyde Butcher, along with the help of his family was and is able to achieve. A modern living legend, many times compared to the great Ansel Adams. My family and I were lucky enough to have a private tour and showing of Clyde Butchers darkroom, studio and gallery. If this wasn’t great enough our private showing was all conducted by the gracious Jacky Butcher-Obendorf, his lovely daughter.
It’s extremely hard to pinpoint the highlight of that Monday afternoon, was it the hospitality of Jacky, was it the outstanding images of mr Butcher or was it the fact that Jacky found “Orange Afternoon” – (which is in my body of work) – to be so special that she offered to exchange “Orange Afternoon” for her Dads limited edition collectors book, which is limited to an edition of only 150.
There have been many highlights in my carrier as an artist, Blue Gallery, David Schluss, Disney, my special relationships with our art festival promoters… Too many to name here. However our time this past Monday with Jacky at the Clyde Butcher Studio will be ranked as one of the top highlights in my carrier as a professional artist and photographer. Thank you Jacky and thank you Mr. Butcher for giving this world a special view of Florida and the many other places that you captured over the years. You guys are very very special and we are honored to know you!