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Cairns Birdwing Butterfly Framed

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly 2 by Garry Fleming

$1,995.00

Born on 7 March 1967, Garry Fleming commenced work as an illustrator, designing souvenirs and post cards.  After five years of this employment Garry decided to strike out on his own and commenced writing and illustrating children’s books. A  completely a self-taught artist and his books have been very successful with several publishers printing and distributing his books. For three consecutive years, he entered a painting in the Sydney Royal Easter Show art prize and won each time.

Garry has many open edition prints produced of his work.  Some of these were produced in Melbourne and sold in the largest wholesale print expo in the world – in the USA.  Here, Garry’s prints were the top selling prints and set new records.  He also has a number of Limited Edition prints, and 43 books made from his original artwork.  His children’s jigsaw book has already sold 800,000 copies world-wide making him an international artist. He has also had his original paintings reproduced on calendars, gift cards and a wide range of souvenirs. All of this has helped him raise the profile of his work and his artistic career and this will mean his original paintings will continue to increase in price. Garry is also the Taronga Parks Zoo wildlife artist.

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Product Description

Birdwing Butterfly

The Birdwing is our largest Australian Butterfly and the spectacular colours of the males are bound to catch the attention of people seeing them sail past. This butterfly is not wide spread compared to other butterflies but it is possibly our most famous and striking species. The colours on the wings of the males are very different from those of the females. Females are also generally larger than the males. They are usually found in the rainforest in north-eastern Australia.  Related species and subspecies occur as far south as northern NSW.  Adult butterflies feed on flowers while caterpillars feed on climbing plants in the genus Aristolochia.

For protection, the caterpillars have rows of large spines along their bodies. The eggs from which they develop are large and laid singly not in clusters.  The large caterpillars can eat all the leaves on their food plants.  If too many caterpillars were on a single plant none might survive. There is quite a degree of variation in the colours and markings in the adult females. However, their size alone should make them easy to recognise if one crosses your path!

Born on 7 March 1967, Garry Fleming commenced work as an illustrator, designing souvenirs and post cards.  After five years of this employment Garry decided to strike out on his own and commenced writing and illustrating children’s books. A  completely a self-taught artist and his books have been very successful with several publishers printing and distributing his books. For three consecutive years, he entered a painting in the Sydney Royal Easter Show art prize and won each time.

Additional Information

Artist

Gary Fleming

Size

14cm x 30cm

Medium

Gouache/Water Colour on Board

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