A shimmering tropical blue morpho butterfly rests on a cluster of pink flowers against a green background. Based on an original oil painting, this Open Edition, archival quality Giclée print is signed and dated on front of print and presented in a crystal clear sleeve with a Certificate of Authenticity and an acid-free backing board. Image size 10” x 10”, paper size 13” x 19”.
The Nature Series:
Blue Morpho is one of over 15 original oil paintings in my Nature Series. Begun in 2011 and still on-going, the series highlights butterflies, bees, birds, and flowers. Connecting to nature is an important part of the way I stay balanced in my life. The images from this series are a way to share that balance with others. Really pausing to observe the colors and patterns of each butterfly, flower, or bird heightens a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world. Nature is all around us if we can only take the time to see it. It’s in city parks, backyards, roadsides and even sidewalks. I like to take time every day to walk and look around at the natural world. Although the Blue Morpho is a tropical butterfly, and I’ve never seen one in California, I did have the joy of seeing one once in the rainforests of Mexico. The iridescence of the butterfly’s wings was unforgettable.
More about Blue Morphos from the Rainforest Alliance:
“As its common name implies, the Blue Morpho butterfly’s wings are bright blue, edged with black. The Blue Morpho is among the largest butterflies in the world, with wings spanning from five to eight inches. Their vivid, iridescent blue coloring is a result of the microscopic scales on the backs of their wings, which reflect light.”
“Blue Morphos are severely threatened by deforestation of tropical forests and habitat fragmentation. Humans provide a direct threat to this spectacular creature because their beauty attracts artists and collectors from all over the globe who wish to capture and display them.”
So why not display a print or painting of the Blue Morpho instead, and spare these vanishing butterflies from further harm?