Nigel Butler: Telling his people’s stories through art

Nigel Butler, a former Burrowes School of Art student, is making great strides with his unusual artwork around Guyana. Nigel’s work is fresh and nothing about it says textbook.

Each piece of his intriguing artwork tells a unique and fascinating story of his people; Nigel is part Arawak and part Macushi. He majored in graphic designs and minored in sculpting and is now a freelance graphic designer. However, he has found his niche, so to say, in painting and designing clothing.

The artist who hails from Surama Village, North Rupununi grew up in South Ruimveldt with his grandparents. His mother Renata Allicock, an embroiderer, would teach him embroidery and fabric painting whenever she visited, and he grew to enjoy them. After graduating from South Ruimveldt Secondary School, he went….

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