Dempsey Essick is a self taught, self expressed realist watercolor artist. He is known as the Hummingbird Bird Artist; not only for the hummingbirds he paints but for the hidden hummingbirds he hides in his paintings.

2002 Edition: 950 • Framed size: 6 3/4 x 6

"The Miracle"

The most commonplace miracles of nature, butterflies, are winged flowers that compliment the very air we breathe. A butterfly starts life as a heavy bodied caterpillar which, after ingesting a sizeable number of leaves, wraps itself in a silken cocoon and emerges a few weeks later as a feather light, wisp of color, seemingly carried on the breeze from flower to flower.

Unlike the other insects, we never shoo a butterfly away. Instead, if a butterfly chooses to alight on one's arm or shoulder, we are flattered to be chosen and hold still lest we cause the winged flower to flyaway.

Dempsey has captured a Viceroy butterfly perched on a cluster of hydrangea blossoms. The Viceroy, with subtle differences, looks a great deal like the ubiquitous Monarch and it is a challenge to learn the markings of each. In either case, butterflies, like Dempsey Essick paintings, delight the eye while adding color and beauty to our world.

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