2017 Society of Animal Artists/Wildlife Treasures - Nature in Art Museum, Gloucester, UK
I like to look at the small intricacies in nature from time to time. The structure of the center of this sunflower compelled me to paint this piece. I've always had a love of butterflies and moths, having collected them when I was younger. Now I'd rather just paint them! The Pearl Crescent is a rather small butterfly, with a wingspan of just 1 to 1.5 inches. I wanted to keep a close relation of color in this work and also focus on the details of both the sunflower and the butterfly.