Butler Studio Staff

Curt Butler

Curt Butler

Artist / Instructor

Curt received both a B.A from Kent State University and an M.F.A from Savannah College of Art and Design.  He has taught at various institutions including Braitman Studio, Gaston Day School, Gaston College and Gaston School of the Arts.  In 2004, he was recognized and honored with Teacher of the Year award at Gaston Day School.  He has also hosted a number of guild workshops throughout the South East for art students as well as professional artists. He considers himself an artist who teaches and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with others to create a journey for someone else. Read More.

Anne Harkness

Anne Harkness

Artist / Instructor

A native of Charlotte, NC, Anne Harkness is an alumnus of the Atlanta College of Art and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her work as an art director in New York City for 15 years, has impacted her style with a graphic aspect which can usually be seen in her paintings. Read more.

Cam Tracy

Cam Tracy

Artist / Instructor

Growing up on a farm in the mid-west, Cam has always been drawn to the earthiness of farm life and nature’s elements. She developed a passion for being creative at a young age and took art classes at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa. She has studied oil painting with Butler Studio for several years and is excited to share her passion for teaching others the art of oil painting. Read more.

Mary McMillan

Mary McMillan

Artist / Instructor

Though she took only one studio art course at Chapel Hill, the vibrancy, sensuality and tactile feel of oil paint left a deep impression on Mary.  After a thirty-five year business career in radio and television, she was finally able to reignite her passion.  In 2008, she delved seriously into oil painting with Andy Braitman. In 2011 she completed Braitman Studio’s intensive Artist-in-Residence Internship. Read more.

“Curt’s instruction is clear and concise.  He demonstrates painting techniques and shows other artists’ work to complement the ideas he presents to students.  The staff’s guidance, the artists’ interactions, and the excellent studio space combine to make the painting experience a joy!  My artistic skill and my enthusiasm for painting have improved because I am part of the artist community at Butler Studio.”

Mary McCorkle

Student

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