Medium Butterfly study 3 by Alice McMahon

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Ink and oil wash on sanded paper, 7 × 5″

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I specialize in figurative charcoal drawing. My work was recently shown and sold at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Current works delve into the realm of symbolism and magic realism.
All of my drawings are meant to be noble representations of individual subjects, and also bring together a wealth of influences, recognition of art history and myth and a contemporary attitude to create images that are of the moment, but hopefully will also remain relevant in the future.

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  • knightingail
    knightingailabout 6 years ago

    wow it is really really lovely! =)

  • Thanks knightingail – I still have butterflies on the brain. LOL! xx

    – Alice McMahon

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 6 years ago


  • scott allison
    scott allisonabout 6 years ago

    this series is so elegant and beautiful!

  • Ooo, lovely comment. Thank you Scott! That makes me happy.

    – Alice McMahon

  • ideasinmotion
    ideasinmotionabout 6 years ago

    beautiful series, alice. they look so beautiful framed!

    happy HOLIEST OF DAYS as the light diminishes and then returns. love to you and yours!butterflies on the brain is good!! it’s called TRANSFORMATION!!! you are a butterfly!!!
  • Thanks for being the light in the darkest times Stephanie. The butterfly also symbolizes the transformation of death. I see the butterfly as a sign for my father in law, who recently left us. Today would have been my Dad’s 85th birthday. (Hi Dad! xx)

    – Alice McMahon

  • sunsetrainbow
    sunsetrainbowalmost 6 years ago

    I could see this being rendered in metals. Brass perhaps. Or gold of course. Very nice.

  • Alice McMahon
    Alice McMahonalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks for purchasing – whoever you are! :)

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