|Welcome to Julianne Butterfly Fine Art.
My unique butterfly art is created using real
butterflies. There are over 140,000 known butterflies and moths in the
world, with new species being discovered all the time. Many species only
live a few days, some as little as 2 days, but the average is 20 to 30
|Butterflies as an art form.
The butterflies presented here offer a wide range of color and style.
All the butterflies I use in my art are carefully selected for their
shape, color, beauty and quality. Each piece is designed to capture
their exquisite beauty...from a sense of peaceful harmony to a vibrant
explosion of color. To create each piece of art is a multi-step process
that can take weeks to complete. Each piece of work is sealed in an
air-tight acrylic case, which will retain the butterflies beauty and
|Where do the butterflies come from?
The butterflies used in my art have been raised on butterfly farms
around the world or hand collected from abundant habitats. In order to preserve
the rain forest, many developing countries are promoting
alternative sources of income in renewable resources that can be
sustainably harvested. Typical butterfly farms are a half-acre of land
that was once a productive vegetable garden cleared from the prime
forest. The land, now too depleted to grow vegetables, is fertile enough
to sustain the vines needed for the butterfly garden. The farmer will
harvest some of the butterflies and the remainder are used for
regeneration. The importation and exportation of butterflies is highly
|Protecting the rainforests.
You probably know that virgin tropical forests are declining at an
alarming rate, over half have been cleared in the last 40 years. You may
also know that nearly 2/3rds of all living species are tropical. The
case for saving tropical forest is clear. Many support this by buying
"products of the rainforest", or helping conservation organizations
working in tropical nations. According to the Christensen Research
Institute in Papua New Guinea, buying tropical insects for your
collection may be one of the best investments you will ever make in
tropical forest protection.
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