I came across this butterfly at the Melbourne Zoo in the heated Butterfly House.

Its an Australian Birdwing Butterfly, which adorns spectacular colours on its wings, the Melbourne zoo's butterfly house is operational all year and houses quite a few different varieties at any one time. BUT its really hot in Summer.

Australian Birdwing Butterfly Original Oil Painting by Garry Purcell

Artwork Name: Australian Birdwing Butterfly
Artist: Garry Purcell
Medium Used: Genesis Artist Grade Oil Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Canvas Size: 40cm x 30cm x 2cm (15 3/4"×11 3/4" x 5/8")

Australian Birdwing Butterfly Original Oil Painting by Garry Purcell
Australian Birdwing Butterfly Original Oil Painting by Garry Purcell

This Butterfly painting was based on a visit to the Melbourne Zoo Butterfly House.

Australian Birdwing Butterfly Original Oil Painting by Garry Purcell 

Artwork Name: Australian Birdwing Butterfly
Artist: Garry Purcell
Medium Used: Genesis Artist Grade Oil Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Canvas Size: 40cm x 30cm x 2cm (15 3/4"×11 3/4" x 5/8")

A colourful Birdwing butterfly takes a rest on some foliage.
Latin name: Ornithoptera Priamus Poseidon.

As an Australian Artist,
I believe that trying to capture a small snapshot of what our natural surroundings look like is important for future generations to look back in time at.

Feel free to drop me an email if you would like to buy this Australian Birdwing Butterfly Oil Painting. Or perhaps you would like me to paint a completely different  butterfly altogether. I'm always open to suggestions.