This collection of paintings, titled North American Butterflies, was originally created for a project Shapton published in The New York Times T Magazine for which she created illustrations using old books as reference material. For the June 2015 issue, Shapton pulled from W.J. Holland’s 1925 publication The Butterfly Guide. Combining vintage scientific illustrations with her own distinctive illustrative style, Shapton’s pieces are injected with whimsy and elegance.
L. Shapton, b. 1973, is a Canadian artist and writer. She lives and works in New York City.
House paint on maple panel
Signed on verso
8 × 5.75 inches each