Mixed media on watercolor paper.
Original measures 11 × 15″

See also Butterfly II

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.


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  • arteology
    arteologyover 5 years ago

    absolutely wonderful, gallo

  • Thank you Gallo.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesover 5 years ago

    Must be the day for butterflies, I’ve been doodling them all day (lol) This is wonderful

  • Another one is uploading as we speak lol. I would love to see your butterflies

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 5 years ago

    As always incredibly impeccable work!!

  • Thanks Ming. I still can’t tell what I think of this one yet.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesover 5 years ago

    I didn’t have patience today to concentrate on one piece (which is exactly what I intended to do today), I have just flitted from piece to piece, doodling on paper with coloured pencil and ink, but just keep drawing the same set of wings over and over, certainly not anything worth showing, but I’ll try to see if I can relax into it over the weekend and see where these frustrating doodles lead me…Cheers Mel

  • Cool. Thanks for sharing.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 5 years ago

    You are one hell of a hard working proliferate artists. Great formula for success seeing thta your stuff is sooooo good! You go girl!!! Cheers, Rhino

  • Stephen Mclaren
    Stephen Mclarenover 5 years ago

    Have you got little gremlins or goblins helping you do all these designs!! Great to see yet another lovely piece. Have you ever done stained glass

  • I would LIKE to do stained glass – or at the very least design stained glass. that would be awesome.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Lynette- I love both the butterfly pieces, this looks so lovely in the black matt xx

  • Arletta
    Arlettaover 5 years ago

    Oh my

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 5 years ago

    Beautiful details and colors:)

    BLYTHARTabout 5 years ago

    Together with the other one, these make a marvellous pair.

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