Clyde Butcher Celebrates 30 years of Big Cypress Gallery: Unveils Two New Art Pieces

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Clyde and Niki Butcher

Ochopee, FL – Clyde Butcher, the renowned and celebrated landscape photographer is thrilled to announce the 30th anniversary of the Big Cypress Gallery. For the last three decades, the gallery has served as a testament to the inseparable connection between art and nature, emphasizing the importance of conservation in our ever-changing world.

To mark this significant milestone, Clyde Butcher and his wife, Niki Butcher, invite art enthusiasts and nature lovers to join them for a book signing and meet and greet event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 at the gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee.

Join Clyde and Niki Butcher at Big Cypress Gallery for an exclusive book signing event. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists, view their latest works, and learn about their artistic processes. Clyde and Niki will be signing books and answering questions about their adventures living in and documenting Florida’s Everglades.

Unveiling of Two Commemorative Art Pieces

Clyde Butcher buys Orchid Isles property from Leon Whilden

As part of the 30th Anniversary celebration, Clyde Butcher will unveil two breathtaking commemorative art pieces that hold special significance for the gallery and its history.

1. Limited Edition Triptych: Remembering Leon Whilden

This compilation of three photographs takes you on a visual narrative of Clyde’s journey to finding the ideal location to build his home and gallery. Perfectly capturing the essence of Big Cypress Gallery and the former Orchid Isles, this piece is a tribute to the late Leon Whilden. Leon’s decision to sell the property to the Butchers, enabled Clyde and Niki to introduce the beauty of the Everglades to numerous individuals and foster a passion for conservation. This Limited Edition triptych will be numbered and signed by Clyde.

2. Limited Edition Platinum Palladium: Celebrating Big Cypress Gallery

Clyde presents a unique limited edition of his very first 30×40” Platinum Palladium photograph taken on the Big Cypress property. This masterpiece captures the pristine beauty and untamed wilderness of the gallery’s surroundings, showcasing Clyde’s artistic talent and profound connection with nature. This very limited edition series will be numbered and signed by Clyde.

“I am humbled and grateful to reach this 30th anniversary of Big Cypress Gallery,” said Butcher. “Throughout these years, my mission has remained constant: to use my photography as a tool to advocate for nature conservation and foster a deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us. I look forward to sharing this celebration with our visitors and continuing our collective efforts to protect our planet’s natural treasures.”

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