Chequered Skipper Butterflies
This is a small watercolor and ink work that is part of a series of butterflies rare as well as commonplace, found in the British Isles. I have adored and been fascinated with these beautiful and ethereal insects as a child and their magic never fades.
This small, fast-flying butterfly is now restricted to damp grassy habitats in western Scotland
The Chequered Skipper died out from England in 1976 and re-establishment trials have taken place since 1990. In Scotland, there are thought to be about ten core areas and there have been no obvious recent changes in range. I painted these butterflies flitting amongst Purple Moor-grass and False Brome, both grasses vital as their food source.
Fabriano 185lb watercolour paper Painting size 4.75'' x 6.75'', Total size with white mount 8.25'' x 12''
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W 12.07 cm x H 17.15 cm
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About the Artist
Apart from an 'A' level in Art, I am self-taught. I have painted throughout my life and it is a source of joy and constant exploration for me. The passion I feel for my work is expressed through my diverse subject matter and vibrant colours. Growing up in a small village in Cambridgeshire I spe...