A butterfly artist is anyone who creates a work of art based around a butterfly. Some well-known artists who portrayed butterflies in their work include Vincent van Gogh and Italian painter Dosso Dossi.
Popular work exhibiting butterflies includes everything from drawings, oil paintings, watercolors and pastel artworks. Many artists have portrayed butterflies of every species in a variety of styles. Realism remains a popular choice among artists, but abstract works of art have also been created. Butterflies tend to be a popular subject matter due to their many bright colors and varied designs, which give artists many options for creativity.