Renée Butler was born and raised in Trenton, Nova Scotia, and now reside between Québec and Newfoundland, moving seasonally. She is largely a self-taught artist, but has, over the years, studied with several other artists.
Butler's art resides in many private collections in Canada, including the NL Government’s private collection, as well as in Europe. Notably, her work was featured on CBC’s television program Land & Sea!
“I love light and the effects it has on the most mundane objects. You can take the most ordinary thing, and with the correct light you can make it mesmerizing. I try to absorb as much detail as possible when looking at everyday objects and I especially love painting still-life's. I enjoy bringing them to life on my canvas and hope to capture the beauty that I witness for everyone else to experience as well.”