Also known as an Emerald swallowtail, native to south-east Asia. A beautiful specimen painted from my collection. Just like a peacock, this specimen proudly shows off it's shimmering aqua and blue colours. My desire was to represent the beautiful iridescent colours of it's wings.
I have collected and been fascinated by wonders of nature and can remember many hours staring into the specimen cabinets at the Natural history museum in London. Painting digitally, allows me to paint details often unseen with the human eye, giving the viewer a greater appreciation of the specimen they are looking at. The result is a larger than life size painting which gives maximum impact.
Each one of my small editions are hand finished in oil glazes and varnish. This gives each artwork unique qualities, depth and quality.
Digital painting, printed on fine art canvas and hand finished in oils.