The image of a butterfly in China symbolises beauty, elegance and long life. The image of the butterfly can be altered to create additional meaning. For example, a pair of butterflies tells of young love and the bond between lovers.
This painting demonstrates a high level of skill in painting the detail on the butterflies, which are less than a centimetre. It took many, many hours of concentration. I hope it has paid off!
The painting also features an intricate hand painted border.
Gouache on card