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About jonbutlerphoto

Jon Butler is a Zen practitioner, haiku poet, photographer and retired newspaper executive who changed his clothes to enjoy the passing seasons of life. He has been capturing and enjoying the natural light of La Cloche for more than 35 years. He concentrates on solitary, contemplative landscapes, natural colour and atmospheric effects. In 2015 Jon began creating a series of Photomontage prints using his original photographs. It is an opportunity to explore a sequence of dreams or dreams of a sequence. Jon and his wife Kerry live in the village of Willisville located in the heart of the La Cloche Mountains. Kerry's photographs are available at Perivale Gallery, Manitoulin Island. They are founding members of the La Cloche Mountains Preservation Society and the Willisville Mountain Project, dedicated to preserve Willisville Mountain and the beauty of La Cloche. Their winter months are spent in Pass-a-Grille, Florida (Willisville South) enjoying health and the Tampa Zen Center. The books ‘Visions of La Cloche, Contemplating La Cloche with Words and Photographs’ and 'La Cloche Spirit: Contemplating Beginner's Mind' are still available online at Jon’s exhibit ‘La Cloche Spirit: The Equivalent Light’ was part of the Toronto international photography show CONTACT2012 before exhibiting in Gore Bay and Sudbury in 2012. Jon’s photographs are available at Turners Gallery of Little Current, The Art Gallery of Sudbury shop, Killarney Park Store, and The Red Dog in Whitefish Falls.


As a colour student of Rothko for 40 years I’m going to revisit the 2011 series I photographed but never published. It’s filed under…Rothko..Clouds..Colour..Notch..Other..Sequence.
This talk, we enjoyed in COVID World Willisville today, inspired me.
Ben Street – Mark Rothko seeing Red Continue reading

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‘Nature’s Golden Ratio’

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Dreaming about Grace & Magritte

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Reflecting on

With snow on the ground this morning thoughts were of a summer dawn.
August 2008, dawn from Willisville Mountain over Frood Lake and Cranberry Bay. Continue reading

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The natural colours of a Willisville sunrise over Frood Lake.
November 24, 2020 and enhancement free 🙂 Continue reading

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Standing, flying, meditating with Mother Nature

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Dawn, November 2, 2020

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Christmas gift ideas 😎

Looking for a few surreal Christmas gifts?Photomontage prints, posters, cards, pillows, totes and even your own shower curtain. 🙂

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Dawn, September 11, 2020

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