Maureen Wilks


Artist, Photographer, Writer

I came across a flock of Sulphur Butterflies licking up the salt in Red Canyon Arroyo. The large sunflower and Blackfoot Daisy were growing just up the sidewalk from my home. This image was one of the last I created before I put my art away for a couple of years when my husband’s health deteriorated. Upon his death I returned to this image and wanted to see what would happen if I printed it on backlit paper. I updated the image and had fun deciding on the kind of border I wanted to see frame the sunflowers.
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly
Sleepy Orange Sulphur Butterfly
Sunflower
Yucca elata

Butterfly Sunflowers

24x30 in
Canvas

Blackfoot Daisy