Original Art and Paintings for sale in Vancouver
by Terry David Silvercloud AKA "Butch"
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Terry David Silvercloud, Butch himself, at English Bay, Vancouver.



Painting by Terry David Silvercloud

Terry David Silvercloud
paintings for sale.


Oct., 2020, I'm working on scaling this site
for laptops, 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
smart phone.

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
Didn't believe in the gods
and asked too many questions.
Yup... democracy killed Socrates. Go figure.






You may find some information, about me
in the City of Vancouver Archives.

Some words from Aristotle...

"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

"It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

"The whole is more than the sum of its parts."

(Phycisist, Nobel Prize winning)

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts".

This is the art page of Terry David 'Butch' Silvercloud.

I have spent much of my life
in high end photography
but wanted to be a painter.

I learned, early on, that making
a living as a painter
would be difficult, if not impossible.

Painting is not popular these days...
digital art has taken over.

Few people understand art
nor much of anything about it
nor the history of art and painting.
Seriously... you don't know
what you don't know.

Anyone and everyone can call
themself an artist, these days,
and anyone and everyone does, it seems.
There's a lot of crap art out there...
oh, right!
It's ALL art, these days.

Everyone is famous for 15 minutes
then forgotten, pretty much forever.
My point is that the Art World
has changed, DRASTICALLY, since
the turn of the century...
around the time GLICLEE prints were invented.
Gliclee destroyed the modern art world.

If a painting doesn't have a FAMOUS
or WELL KNOWN name attached, the re-sale value
is pretty much the cost of the canvas...
you will have trouble selling it.

Most people donate the art
to hospitals, etc., for the tax benefit.
That $5,000 painting won't get you $200
on the re-sale market if the artist is not known.
Painting is going through a slump (2020)
not seen since the collapse
of the Dutch art market
several hundred years ago.

Buy what you like and can afford.
Artists are still alive
and painting... but mostly starving.

Paintings are expensive to make.

in larger cities have shut down
since 2008. A massive art fraud
of a well known New York gallery,
involoving million dollar paintings didn't help.
Suddenly you were so sure your Jackson Pollock
wasn't really a fake.

Rents are now so high that
Only large commercial art galleries survive.
Those galleries do NOT depend upon art sale
but make their income through
framing, leasing and rentals of art
to the wealthy, and to large corporations and offices.

I call myself a visual artist because
I work in all visual media.
Painting is one of my visual media
and I do the best I know how to do.
You... the audience, will always
be the judge and you will like what you like.

The more art you see, the more
you know, the more critical you will become.

I am not, presently, represented
by a gallery but my art is available for sale.

Vancouver Visual Artist
Terry David Silvercloud


My name is Butch.

                    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
studio photography
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

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."
T.S. Eliot.

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.

Welcome to the Butch Network.
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)