Selected for Society of Wildlife Artists 'The Natural Eye 2020' exhibition at the Mall Galeries, London, 28th October to 8th November 2020 and currently available from the Mall Galleries website - https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/natural-eye-2020/adonis-blue.
Adonis Blue is one of a series of paintings inspired by nature in the wildlife trust reserves in and around the beautiful Chiltern Hills. Adonis Blue butterflies are one of our rarest butterflies. I saw them at Yoesden nature reserve flitting above the grasses like small pieces of cerulean sky that had fallen from the clouds. I felt uplifted!
The Chilterns are a crescent of chalk hills running primarily through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The nature reserves protect ancient pastures that are home to rare species of flora and fauna.
Acrylic, mixed media and cold wax on wooden panel 30 X 30 cm (~12 X 12 inches)
Frame is 42 X 42 X3.5 cm (~ 16.5 X 16.5 X 1.25 inches)
The picture is finished with a protective wax finish which gives it a gorgeous subtle sheen. The sides of the panel are painted off white.
Picture is supplied professionally framed in a hand painted white wooden frame.