All the butterfly wings in this piece are from butterflies of California. Most of these species are rather small and inconspicuous. It takes a closer look to appreciate their subtle beauty, so I wanted to present a much larger than life-size view. This painting of my Wings Series is from the most limited geographical area. Most of these butterflies are ones that I’ve encountered on hikes or in gardens.
Wings of California was awarded Second Place in a juried show in 2001.