Thomas Lift is a socially conscious company creating inspired art, design, and soon clothing as a brand of love and justice.

Our passion for creating inspired live, commissioned, and studio art as well as design is to creatively engage people for the purpose of bringing to light the cry of the oppressed while expressing hope and love through beautiful works of art.

Gallery eleven one
William Butler
Studio / Live Art

Our names are William and Ronja Butler, and we are the owners of Thomas Lift, LLC. In the summer of 2011, we, along with our sons, moved from Des Moines, Iowa, to Camden, NJ, to open Gallery Eleven One, William’s studio and gallery, and to expand our business, Thomas Lift. Camden, NJ, is tragically the most dangerous & impoverished city in the United States. We work in conjunction with many incredible people & organizations in the city to help bring hope & restoration.

William is an established, nationally known artist. He creates beautiful, inspirational studio and commissioned pieces, and his paintings have been purchased from coast to coast. William's paintings range from figurative to abstract where he focuses on fluid lines, vibrant colors, and rich textures to capture the visual expression of movement and light. He brings more than twenty years of experience as an artist and a graphic designer to each painting.

In addition to studio & commissioned art in his gallery in Camden, NJ, William also creates live art. Each live art experience is unique and tailored to the message and theme of a fundraising gala or other non-profit, corporate, or private event. No live art experience is the same as William paints many distinct layers on the canvas transforming the painting many times before completion. The finished art is awe inspiring, and much provision has been raised for many great organizations.

William travels across the nation doing his live art experiences as well as participating in art exhibits. We are blessed and honored William’s art is installed and exhibited in numerous private collections as well as many corporate, non-profit, health, governmental, and educational organizations. Click here for more information.

We invite you to explore our web site, attend William’s art exhibits & live art events, visit our online store, and connect with us via social media. If we can assist you with your art & design needs, please contact us anytime. Also, please view the Justice link so we can partner together in helping to effectuate love, justice, and restoration.

We strive to live simply and give generously. At least 10% of our sales and fees received for all art and design is given back to help and empower the enslaved, orphaned, and poor. Thank you for partnering with us in doing good in Camden as well as around the world.

Camden is a city with many challenges. Yet we believe God has mighty plans for each person. The Scripture words, “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” are etched in large letters into the facade of the Camden City Hall. We believe there is a great vision for Camden - one achieved by walking out the following words from Isaiah 61:

  • Renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations,
  • Bind up the brokenhearted,
  • Proclaim freedom for the captives,
  • Bring good news to the poor

Thank you for your interest in Thomas Lift and for your support of our work and William’s art and design. We look forward to partnering with you, and God bless you and your loved ones.

Restoring hope through inspired art & clothing made with love and justice.

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