Geoff Butler was born and on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and lived in Newfoundland throughout his childhood. As an adult, Butler attended Memorial University in Newfoundland before moving to New York State where he attended Syracuse University. He also studied at the Art Students’ League in New York City. Butler is a painter, writer, and illustrator. He has written and illustrated his own books, as well as illustrated books for other authors. His artwork has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and in 2006 Butler was elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Butler currently lives in Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia where he continues to write and paint.
Fogo Island, Newfoundland; Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia