Richard Butler was born in Hampton Court, England. He studied painting at the Epsom School of Art and Design. Fifteen years ago, after a successful career as founder and singer/songwriter for the rock band The Psychedelic Furs, Richard returned to painting. He lives and works in New York.


Richard Butler Interviewed for Whitehot Magazine
Richard Butler featured in HG Issue magazine
Huffington Post covers Richard Butler's "ahatfulofrain" "Have you been wondering what the illustrious Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs has been up to lately?
May 25, 2013
Huffington Post covers Richard Butler's "ahatfulofrain"
April 24, 2013

"As a painter, I am most impressed with Richard Butler's near minimalist approach to paint application..."

Richard Butler's "ahatfulofrain" is one of the top 5 shows to hit in April by
April 19, 2013

"Ahatfulofrain: If you look closely, the title of this show is meant to read “A hat full of rain.” Richard Butler’s latest series of paintings are portraits of the artist’s family and friends."

"ahatfulofrain" by Richard Butler featured on
April 19, 2013

"New York! Make sure you head over to Freight + Volume to check out a new collection of paintings entitled ahatfulofrain by Richard Butler. Yes, the same Richard Butler of the band Psychedelic Furs!"

Richard Butler - "His majesty of modesty" featured on
April 19, 2013

"Richard Butler, masterful painter and lead singer of the Psychedelic Furs, has a sense of humor and thoughtfulness not normally associated with stardom."

Richard Butler featured in Wink Magazine #8: Is it Art?
December 29, 2011

See the full issue here

Butler feature and interview begins on p. 50.

Pink Confessions: An Interview with painter Richard Butler
by Chris Becker, Houston Press, April 20, 2011
Pretty in Ink
by Carlos Suarez de Jesus, The Miami New Times, April 5, 2007