Piece description from the artist
This painting is part of a series of butterflies I began painting last year. I have always loved the symbolism associated with butterflies. The butterfly symbolizes transformation and rebirth. I keep positive images around me during times of change and transition. I had fun using bright bold colors to paint these amazing creatures!
Natalia Evans is a California based artist, illustrator and teacher.
She studied art at UCSC and graduated with a Liberal Arts Degree in 2003. Her love for art lead her to develop after school art programs for youth centers in Santa Cruz and Alaska. In 2012 Natalia opened her own studio in Topanga Canyon. She teaches art to children and adults year round. Natalia’s passion for art is fueled by teaching others to discover their creative voice.
Natalia approaches her own work the same as she approaches meditation. When she enters a painting her intention is to be in a clear, positive space. She believes paintings are a reflection of one’s inner state. Each piece begins with a “map”. She draws a series of lines on the blank canvas and defines a range of colors to work with. After this point she allows the piece to create itself. Nature and its endless cycles, are the main sources of inspiration behind her work.