Craig Seyler, of Forest2Frame on Etsy, is a scientist. With an artistic dream. He frames butterflies, moths, exotic bugs, beautiful specimens. But placing them in a shadowbox needed a little more pizazz. Something to catch the eye. I had been making his shadowboxes for a while, but we were going to wade into a new venture.
He had a vision of having backgrounds hand painted to coordinate with the butterflies, dragonflies, critters he was to frame in a shadowbox. He “grows” his own Luna Moths, so we started there. That was an easy vision. They fly at night, they look like they glow in the dark--so a full moon lunar scene was it! He gives me a lot of free rein, creating colors and scenes that would enhance his specimens. Nothing is larger than 12 x 16. And the focus is not on the background, but the bug. The only thing is that every painting is an original and no two are alike. THAT is a big selling point.