Gilt Butterflies

Conceived of in the depths of an overly long English winter, when all I longed for was sunshine, these miniature works feature reverse painted butterflies on glass. Each butterfly is then backed in metallic leaf* to shine more light into your world. 

Despite their simplicity, each work in this series is utterly unique. From the butterfly's body, to their wing shape and etched design, to the imperfections in the gilding - no two will ever be the same. 

Throughout weekends in May 2018 these butterflies are on display at the Claremont Hotel in Hove as part of the Brighton & Hove Artists Open Houses. Please contact me directly for information on available designs and to order a butterfly before they've all flown away.

*Note these works have been photographed in studio conditions. In real life they have been imperfectly gilded for effect with a highly reflective mirrored surface.