$1,272.27

Zoe Norman

Butterfly Rainbow

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18.1x25.2 in
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Paper
Framing
No
This is a very large watercolour depicting nine butterfly species from around the globe and composed in an arc to represent a rainbow. All the illustrated species are life size and painted using many glazes of watercolour to obtain the photo-realistic detail and vibrant colours. Butterflies illustrated include from left to right: 1. Saturn...
This is a very large watercolour depicting nine butterfly species from around the globe and composed in an arc to represent a rainbow. All the illustrated species are life size and painted using many glazes of watercolour to obtain the photo-realistic detail and vibrant colours.
Butterflies illustrated include from left to right:
1. Saturn Butterfly (Region - Thailand, Malaysia and Sumatra)
2. Common Morpho (Region - Central & South America and West Indies)
3. Banded King Shoemaker (Region - South & Central America)
4.Cairns Birdwing (Region - Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Australia)
5. Tiger Swallowtail (North America, USA, Canada)
6. Orange-Barred Giant Sulphur (Central America and USA)
7. Monarch Butterfly (Region - Originated from the Americas)
8. Eighty-Eight Butterfly (South America)
9. Scarlet Tiger Moth ( Region - Europe & Temperate Asia)

Signed on the front and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Ceci est une très grande aquarelle représentant neuf espèces de papillons du monde entier et composé dans un arc pour représenter un arc-en-ciel. Toutes les espèces illustrées sont grandeur nature et peintes en utilisant de nombreuses glaçures d'aquarelle pour obtenir le détail photo-réaliste et des couleurs vibrantes.

Les papillons illustrés comprennent de gauche à droite:

1. Papillon de Saturne (Région - Thaïlande, Malaisie et Sumatra)

2. Common Morpho (Région - Amérique centrale et du Sud et Antilles)

3. Cordonnier King Shoemaker (Région - Amérique du Sud et Centrale)

4.Cairns Birdwing (Région - Moluques, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Îles Salomon et Australie)

5. Tiger Swallowtail (Amérique du Nord, États-Unis, Canada)

6. Soufre géant à l'orange (Amérique centrale et États-Unis)

7. Monarque (région - Originaire des Amériques)

8. Quatre-vingt-huit papillons (Amérique du Sud)

9. Mite tigrée écarlate (Région - Europe et Asie tempérée)

Signé sur le devant et accompagné d'un certificat d'authenticité.

Related themes

ButterflyButterfliesInsectsNatural HistoryAnimal Illustation

Zoe Norman
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I have been painting for over twenty years and my first exhibition caught the eye of a renowned publishing house which set me off on a successful illustrating career. To date I have had more than a hundred...

I have been painting for over twenty years and my first exhibition caught the eye of a renowned publishing house which set me off on a successful illustrating career. To date I have had more than a hundred pieces of artwork published as greeting cards, calendars and stationary and have worked with many publishers including the Medici Society, Gibson Greetings and Nigel Quiney. I have had three major one woman exhibitions; Norwich Cathedral, The Gallery Wymondham and The Assembly House Norwich. I have also had work selected for The National Exhibition Wildlife Art in Liverpool, Art in Nature Museum Gloucestershire, Laing and Patching. These days, you will find me painting at the bottom of the garden in my log cabin studio in the heart of Norfolk surrounded by agriculture and huge dramatic skies. My studio is full of art books, pots, tea cups and vases, jars of dead beetles, butterflies and bees (all found already deceased) many paintings finished or half completed and lots of reference photos, sketches and inspirational quotes and prints. There is always a vase of flowers on my painting table and a mug of tea. Paint tubes (sennelier is my favourite at the moment), paper, magnifiers and my I-pad tablet are always close at hand, I can get lost in a painting for hours, completely engrossed in the excitement of creating a new painting. My botanical and wildlife watercolours are built up using layers and layers of rich colour and detail; I often leave the background white so as not to detract from the image. When using oil paints or soft pastels I work more quickly with a looser more impressionistic style. Colour is still very important and I use many layers to build up rich luminous colours. 

Recently I ave been working on European landscapes many of which are painted entirely on location or started out doors and later finished in the studio. I am fascinated by colour and light in the landscape and have a passion for painting wildlife in their native habitat.

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