Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle
Oil on birch panel
This piece is from a series of 30+ works. Here I am exploring the fascinating and infinite underworld of bugs. The image is under-laid with my new passion for metal-leafing, which promotes the precious qualities of these under-sung creatures.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle, Cicindela albissima – This lovely beetle inhabits an extremely limited range. It lives only in a portion of the geologic feature known as the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, in southern Utah. Critically Endangered
Claire makes art, mostly painting, but anything else is fair game as well. She loves whitewater, old funky things, animals, gardening and exploring in both nature and art media. She is also an architect, specializing in residential design, splitting her time between Boise & McCall.