I decided to focus primarily on butterfly imagery because I found so much inspiration from my extensive specimen collection. From the exotic and rare New Guinea varieties to the iridescent Morphos of the Amazon - all have helped shape my recent collage work and my best selling art cards.
I have loved these majestic creatures for as long as I can remember. Like many people, I associate the butterfly with love, happiness, beauty, transformation and new beginnings. I especially enjoy when customers take the time to share their own amazing experiences and memories relating to butterflies and their powerful symbolism. I realize I am not alone in my profound admiration of them.
One of my favorite specimens: African Xypete forester has gorgeous magenta and gold wings.
Flutter Gallery is in its second year of successful art shows and markets. In the spirit of giving back to the Las Vegas community that has supported my art, I am proud to announce I will donate a portion of 2018 profits to benefit the women's shelter, The Shade Tree. Their mission perfectly resonates with the symbolism of the butterfly. Just like the butterflies that blossom out of their cocoons into beautiful creatures, the women at The Shade Tree emerge empowered, ready to transform their lives and able to make a new start.
The Shade Tree is a place for growth and brighter futures. They provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and offers them life-changing services promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance.
Thank you for supporting Flutter Gallery and The Shade Tree!