Literary Butterflies – watercolour collage


This little collage is made from watercolour butterflies painted on old French book paper which was beyond repair. Each butterfly was hand cut and rolled and finished with ink, then labelled with a species inspired by a famous writer. They are mounted on ivory board and placed in a deep frame.

The artwork will be carefully packaged and posted within a few days. I have left the back unsealed so you can either have the butterflies close to the glass and slightly flattened, or set back as in a memory frame. I have provided framing tape so you can seal the back of the frame when you have made your choice. It will be sent so the butterflies are close to the glass to protect them in transit.

It is a pretty and whimsical work piece that will look eye catching in a bedroom, nursery, or cottage sitting room.

Please let me know if you would like me to include a message for the recipient if you are sending it as a gift.

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Gael Hillyard Creative

Being based in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, I am delighted to share my impressions of this wild, remote, and richly diverse landscape and culture with you. Explore the sea, the sky, the small hamlets, and the unique botanical and woodland settings through my mixed media paintings on paper and canvas, and decorative pieces. All of my work has a story and is based around nature and life in the Highlands. I really look forward to some of my colourful, playful work joining your art collection.

I also teach online and face to face workshops on creativity and art techniques, as well as providing a range of art kits and materials including hand blended drawing and writing inks.

For further information contact me at, or 07525 820017.

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