THIS IS MY ARTIST'S SITE.
IF YOU CAN SEE THIS, I'M LIKELY STILL ABOVE GROUND.
PROUDLY QUEER NAKED VANCOUVER VISUAL ARTIST
A NON-BINARY TAKE ON LIFE AND REALITY IN ART.
I AM KNOWN FOR MALE NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY.
My photography is being archived and sorted and not
available for sale. Thousands of images yet to be
sorted by the Gay Archives in Toronto.
Nov., 2020, I'm working on scaling this site
for laptops, centering for tablets, and smartphones.
You will find links to, and
photos of, my art (my paintings).
While I am quite socially reclusive
I do like people who have
a sense of adventure
and who aren't, easily, offended.
I'm a photographer, by trade, and am known
for my male nude photography.
I've done all kinds of commercial photography
from food to cars to fashion and industrial.
I've wanted and tried to be a painter
for many years. It's harder than it seems.
So, in my old age I'm teaching myself to paint.
It never ends... always something new to learn.
I've been trying to find
my own approach to the landscape.
In my photography and video works
I'm a huge fan of extreme wide-angle lenses
so I use that point of view in my painting work.
Seeing the world in wide angle view.
I like to play with colour
and paint and do abstractions.
I paint the occaisional male nude.
I'm very, very open about all things sexual
and have no fear of being naked.
I did a three year long naked selfie project
where I tried to do photos, every day, for 3 years
of myself naked. I'm one of those artists
who lets it all hang out. No shame at all.
I was quite shy when young. I've changed.
Life is very short. You've got bigger things
than nudity to worry yourself about.
My art and photography sometimes
include the naked male body.
My partner, Mark Brickell, died in Feb. 1994.
I'm a queer man who lives alone.
Presently, I'm 76 years old.
I get along best with the 15-25 year age group.
Apparently, there's a name
for that attraction... Ephebophilia. Who knew?
I've always been the different one.
You may ask me, or talk about, ANYTHING.
I have no superstitions of any kind. None. Yup... ZERO.
I believe in science.
I'm quite the motor-mouth but am
interested in others, particularly creative types.
My artist site. I'm working on improving it.
Yup... you may buy my art. I encourage it.
Cheap, too. Get in touch with me.
I'm old (76)... it totally sucks.
Don't recommend it, at all. I try to stay fit.
I don't text and am reclusive, but easy to find.
I'm an artist of the poor variety
so, to save money,
I don't have an internet connection, nor
I check my mail, quite often, at the local library.
I'm quite friendly, overly talkative
and quite reclusive. Most people simply
don't know enough about anything to be
of much interest to me. Guess I'm a bit
of a nerd type.
Apparently, I'm very blunt about things
and might offend the sensitive types.
I am the show. I'm an artist 24/7.
My bark may be loud but I don't bite.
So... if you wish to get in touch with me
my mail address is right below.
You'll have to write it down...
to prevent phishing of the text.
I have severe Arthritis
but am still above ground and getting about.
|Terry David (Butch) Silvercloud
Theoretical Physicist, Photographer, Videographer,
Painter in Oils, Alkyds, Resins, and Acrylics.
Quite friendly, not the least bit shy
but very reclusive...
doesn't much trust the humans,at all.
I'm told I can be a bit like a cross
between "Kramer" from Seinfeld, and
"Sheldon" from Big Bang Theory.
Yup... I get it.
Also, I'm told, I move my hands
and arms around a lot when I talk.
Don't worry, I won't hit you.
I am quite the motor-mouth and it's OK
to tell me to zip it when you've had enough.
I get all excited about things
like anti-matter and Dark Matter Theory.
Very interesting stuff, like that.
Butch likes to compare himself to Socrates
who's fellow citizens hated him so much
they ORDERED him to KILL HIMSELF.
Didn't believe in the gods
and asked too many questions.
Yup... democracy killed Socrates. Go figure.
This is the art page of Terry David 'Butch' Silvercloud.
Vancouver Visual Artist
Terry David Silvercloud
|                   ||I'm busy trying to save the planet
all by myself, just don't quite know how.
I live in Vancouver, British Columbia.
I'm 74, born in Oct., 1944.
I'm very chatty... a real motor-mouth
but not very social.
I keep busy teaching myself to paint.
I spend a lot of my old age painting.
I'm self-taught but I think
I'm getting the hang of it now.
Painting is hard.
I'm one of those annoying know-it-all types.
Looking to learn, already know a lot.
You had best know your stuff
if you're trying to pull the wool over my eyes.
And, apparently, I'm pretty smart.
So "they"told me.
Yup... been tested. Not crazy, just really smart.
I'm a scientist, at heart, (Dark Matter, Dark
Energy and primal physics)...
the nature of basic reality.
What is time?
What causes the speed of light?
That kind of thing.
Most people's eyes glaze over
when I talk physics... they are lost
and haven't a clue what I'm going on about.
I was a Naval Officer at age 19
and served in the Royal Canadian Navy
in the British and Canadian submarine services...
HMS Opportune, HMS Tiptoe
and HMCS Ojibwa.
Yup... I drove ships and submarines.
While I had intended
to become an engineering physicist,
life got in the way.
and I followed a number of career choices
until I settled on high end
and became a commercial photographer.
I retired in 1996 from
photography and moved to Vancouver
to teach myself to paint
and to work on personal projects...
mainly my photography and painting.
I am a queer man with little
interest in most social activities.
I've learned, a long time ago, that
I'm, uhm... "different".
I'm well educated in science
and physics so you can't much
fool me about anything.
I know my science stuff... and have
a very, very low tolerance for bullshit.
I don't suffer fools well
and can be very, very, very blunt.
Or... why I avoid the humans.
I don't much have any patience for idiots.
I'm single and live alone.
I get along with, and like guys
in the late teen to 30 range.
Apparently, there's a name for that...
It's a bit like "being gay"
it's the way I am... in my genes.
It affects 10% of the population.
I didn't put all that together
until I was in my 40's.
Wondered why I wasn't attracted
to the kinds of guys most
guys seemed attracted to. Who knew?
Younger people tend, for me,
to be a lot more fun to be around.
I don't smoke, except pot, and
rarely drink, at all,
except for an odd glass of red wine,
now and then at a party or meal.
I am NOT vegan but don't eat a lot of meat.
I avoid fish because the oceans
are so contaminated with heavy metals
that eating large fish is dangerous
to your health.
Sushi is dangerous to your health
if you eat it too often.
I never, ever, ever eat farmed fish... EVER.
I have no interest in gay bars, nor clubs.
I live alone in South Vancouver
where I spend my time painting.
I consider Earth to be
a living hell which I wish no part of.
I don't like being alive
and just make the best of it I can.
I barely tolerate the humans
because I have to.
I don't tolerate pranks
nor practical jokes... at all... ever.
I'm quite serious about that one.
Pranks are bullying.
If you want me to disown you
for all of eternity, that's a good way to start.
No time for morons.
Planet Earth is grossly overpopulated.
As of Feb. 2019, we have about
7.7 BILLION PEOPLE.
If you crunch the numbers...
do the math, you will find that, at best,
YOU have only about 300 feet
by 300 feet of land to call your own.
There are, upon the useable
and habitable lands of Earth, already about
50-90 people per square kilometre.
There are too many people
for too few resources.
Continuous growth is a ponzi scheme which
MUST collapse. The future is gonna
be a whole new ball game.
Earth is a perfect hell.
Besides photography and painting
I also make videos for YouTube.
Too many to post here, but check out my channels.
Here is something to relax your brain...
|                       ||I'm kinda like the teenager who forgot to grow up.
Some might say I have "Peter Pan syndrome".
I'm a regular motor-mouth
who never seems to shut up.
It's OK to tell me to take a break...
I know I'm a bit OCD.
I find people my age (I'm 74) are quite hopeless
most of the time... don't 'get me' at all.
That's OK. Life is lonely but I get by.
I get along best with young guys who have a
sense of adventure and don't fear the world.
Risk takers I call them. I'm a risk taker.
"Only those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out how far one can go."
You'll be dead in no time at all.
This life has no meaning except what you give it...
then you're gone... as in FOREVER,
Below... a day in my life.
I spend my days, alone, working on my art
exercising... I have severe arthritis
but am in pretty good shape.
I'm just keeping busy in my old age.
I'm, quite simply, not quite like
the average old fart, out there. I live in South Vancouver,
Marpole, we call it. Cheapest rent in Vancouver, proper.
I live near a train to downtown station... 15 minutes,
by train, to downtown, from the station.
Take a ride, with me, down to Granville Island and back to my home.
Hit the PLAY button, below. Get ready to dance.
Click on links to open windows
This domain name and others in the Butch Network
are owned by Terry David Silvercloud (Butch).
If you want to take them over, make him an offer.
This is the home network (ButchNet)
of Terry David Silvercloud (Butch)
QUEER VANCOUVER VISUAL ARTIST
TERRY DAVID SILVERCLOUD