1989, when I first became fascinated by the beauty of exotic butterflies,
I was only interested in the ones with the most spec- tacular
colors and the most alluring looks. Though I had no desire to collect
them, I did think that they could be arranged creatively and displayed
as works of art. While searching for a source for these exotic creatures,
I learned that commercial breeding farms exist overseas and also that
the butterflies that these farms sell are of varying degrees of quality.
Because I wanted the art I intended to create with these butterflies to
be the very best, I insisted on acquiring only the top level; A/1 museum
After three years of "trial and error"
and perfecting my art, what had begun as a hobby for my own enjoyment
soon blossomed into a thriving business. Although most of the displays
I create now are for clients, I give those just as much, if not more,
attention and care as I would to pieces I would make for my own home.
Creating these unique displays may be my business, but it most definitely
is not my job. Working with these winged and elegant works of nature and
showcasing their beauty is my passion. And, because I care so much about
my butterfly art, I never compromise on the quality of either the butterflies
or the acrylic frames in which they're displayed. Everything used to create
my art is the same A/1 quality.
All the exotic butterflies that I use are purchased
from commercial butterfly breeding farms located primarily in South America
and Indonesia. None of them are captured or killed for my art nor are
any of them endangered species. With their life spans being approximately
three weeks, they flourish in natural surroundings in these enclosed plantations
(a designated area is netted off), then die naturally.
Once the butterflies are mounted in the airtight
crystal clear acrylic displays, they are timelessly preserved for a lifetime
of enjoyment. I sign and date each display.
My Butterfly Art makes the perfect gift for weddings, birthdays or any
special occasion. Surround yourself with the beauty of nature and decorate
your home or office with the Elegant Art of Real Exotic Butterflies.
feel free to call me personally to discuss any questions you may have.
I can be reached between 9 AM and 6 PM PST.
Local (650) 345-8595. San Mateo, California.