In April 2019 Aidan Butler was awarded signature membership of the Pastel Society of America, The Pastel Society of America (PSA) is one of the world's most prestigious, and is based in New York.

He is a full member of the Pastel Society of Ireland (PSI), and an asssociate member of the Pastel Guild of Europe (PGE)

“All of my work is an exploration of mood and atmosphere. I endeavour to communicate my emotional response to a particular place, be it real or imagined. My best paintings come from my mind’s eye, of places half glimpsed, half remembered, lingering at the edges of memory.

Aidan Butler 2019