In 1989, when I first became fascinated by the beauty of exotic butterflies, I was only interested in the ones with the most spectacular 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.
One day in December of 1989 while visiting the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, I learned that commercial butterfly breeding farms existed overseas and also that the butterflies on these farms sold in varying degrees of quality. I wanted the art I intended to create with these beautiful exotic butterflies to be the very best quality. I insisted on acquiring only the highest level of quality. "A/1 Museum Quality".
This image is of one of my favorite clients, Karen B. Thank you Karen for selecting my butterfly art to grace the walls of your beautiful home.
Please check out my other website at www.SRAphotos.com. My second passion is Landscape Photography. I have been photographing mostly the San Francisco Bay Area where I live.
About my Butterflies
The exotic butterflies that I use for my displays 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 their natural enclosed surroundings. The butterflies mate, lay their eggs and soon die a natural death. The workers then pick up the butterflies and rate each one for its quality. I purchase only the highest quality butterflies that the farms offer,
A/1 Museum Quality.
* Custom Designs:
If you would like to discuss a Custom Design, please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs. Click here to see a portfolio of custom design work that I've done for a few clients including Tiffany & Co. - San Francisco Union Square and Neiman Marcus - Palo Alto.
Thank you for visiting my Butterfly Art Gallery.