30 x 30 x 3.8 cm oil on deep edge canvas
The peacock butterfly has brownish-red wings, each with a single large peacock-feather-like eyespot – used to scare predators. It rests with its wings closed, showing the almost black, well-camouflaged underside.
This butterfly was a common sight in gardens across the British isles but unfortunately numbers have dwindled because of climate change, intensive farming and the use of pesticides.
The canvas is painted around the edges. Signed and titled on the back and ready to hang.