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Slonem Butterflies

“I believe in repetition like a holy mantra or rosary,” neo-Expressionist painter Hunt Slonem (b. 1951) told Introspective, referring to his artistic method. “I am slightly influenced by Pop art, like the repetition of soup cans, postage stamps and celebrities. It’s something I have been doing my whole life.”


Slonem, who often depicts birds, rendered in thick, gestural brushstrokes and arranged in a loose grid, developed his fascination with tropical avian life during a childhood spent in Hawaii and Nicaragua. Today, his 30,000-square-foot studio in Brooklyn contains an aviary, along with a personal garden, a collection of antiques and walls and walls of artworks.


Besides birds, Slonem also paints bunnies — so many that they’ve become a signature. Limned in expressive, urgent strokes on flat, vibrantly colored backgrounds, these creatures fascinate through their subtle variations. “I have painted hundreds of rabbits, but each one is different,” the artist has explained. “Each has its own personality, and it just comes through me.”


The multitalented Slonem also sculpts, makes prints, creates installations and restores historic spaces. His work has achieved cult status among collectors and is represented in the permanent collections of such esteemed institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Slonem has even made an appearance on Real Housewives of New York.

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Hunt Slonem butterflies painting 'Viceroy'
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Viceroy' 2019 by renowned New York City artist, Hunt Slonem. Oil on wood, 16 x 16 in. / Frame: 22 x 22 in. This painting features a charming portrait of butterflies. The artist's on...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem butterflies painting 'Sulphurs'
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Sulphurs' 2019 by renowned New York City artist, Hunt Slonem. Oil on wood, 10 x 8 in. / Frame: 14.25 x 12 in. This painting features a charming portrait of 2 butterflies. The artist...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem butterflies painting 'Guardians & Butterflies Now'
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Guardians & Butterflies Now' 2019 by renowned New York City artist, Hunt Slonem. Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in. This painting features a charming portrait of butterflies. The artist's o...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem butterflies, resin painting 'Tundelella'
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Tundelella' 2016 by renowned New York City artist, Hunt Slonem. Oil and resin on wood, 40 x 30 in. This painting features a charming portrait of butterflies. The artist's ongoing ex...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil, Resin

Hunt Slonem butterflies painting 'Red Parting'
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Red Parting' 2019 by renowned New York City artist, Hunt Slonem. Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 in. This painting features a charming portrait of butterflies. The artist's ongoing experimen...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Fine Butterflies 2" by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Stamford, CT
"Fine Butterflies 2" by Hunt Slonem. Signed and dated 2002 and titled.
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Early 2000s American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

  • "Fine Butterflies 2" by Hunt Slonem
  • "Fine Butterflies 2" by Hunt Slonem
  • "Fine Butterflies 2" by Hunt Slonem
  • "Fine Butterflies 2" by Hunt Slonem
H 40 in. W 33 in. D 2.75 in.
Hunt Slonem "Piermont Monarchs" Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Piermont Monarchs" Butterflies Orange Monarch Butterflies on a deep blue scored gold background in an antique frame Unframed: 10 x 8 inches Framed: 14.5 x 12.5 inche...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

White Butterflies by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Cleveland, OH
White Butterflies by Hunt Slonem Multicolored Butterflies on a White Background Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker whose work uniquely combines representa...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Red Butterflies" by Hunt Slonem
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
Glorious large-scale painting of butterflies in gold and red by American artist Hunt Slonem. The ground features the expressionist hatch work that is a Slonem signature. Signed, titl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Expressionist Paintings

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Canvas

  • "Red Butterflies" by Hunt Slonem
  • "Red Butterflies" by Hunt Slonem
  • "Red Butterflies" by Hunt Slonem
  • "Red Butterflies" by Hunt Slonem
H 48 in. W 48 in. D 2 in.
Hunt Slonem "Morning Cloak" Rainbow Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Morning Cloak" Multicolored Metallic Butterflies Black outlined bunny on a white background in an antique circle frame Unframed: 30 x 36 inches *Painting is unframed*...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "3 Viceroy's" Red Monarch Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "3 Viceroy's" Red Monarch Butterflies Red Monarch butterflies on a scored blue background in a gold antique frame Unframed: 14 x 11 inches Framed: 21 x 18 inches *Pain...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Totem Butterflies" Multicolored Metallic
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Totem Butterflies" Multicolored Metallic Light butterflies on a rainbow metallic "totem" background Unframed: 50 x 60 inches *Painting is unframed* Hunt Slonem is...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Peace Plan" Doves & Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Peace Plan" Doves & Butterflies White doves and orange butterflies on a gold scored background Unframed: 48 x 48 *Painting is unframed* Hunt Slonem is a well-renown...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Untitled" Gold Metallic Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Untitled" Gold Metallic Butterflies Orange, yellow, and white butterflies on a gold metallic scored background in an antique frame Unframed: 10 x 8 inches Framed: 16....
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Score" Multicolored Metallic Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Score" Multicolored Metallic Butterflies Black outlined white and gold butterflies on a white scored metallic gold background. Unframed: 22 x 16 in. Framed: 29 x 22.5...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Spice Bush" Metallic Multicolored Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Spice Bush" Metallic Multicolored Butterflies Multicolored bunnies on a rainbow and silver scored background in a gold frame Unframed: 10 x 8 inches Framed: 14.5 x 12...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Starry Night" Blue & Gold Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Starry Night" Blue & Gold Bunnies Blue butterflies on a blue scored gold background with light orbs Unframed: 60 x 60 inches *Painting is unframed* Hunt Slonem i...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Belle Terre" Totem Series Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Belle Terre" Totem Series Butterflies Multicolored butterflies a rainbow metallic background Unframed: 72 x 84 inches *Painting is unframed* Hunt Slonem is a well-re...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Realm of Senses" Green Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Realm of Senses" Green Butterflies Outlined butterflies on an emerald green scored background in an antique frame Unframed: 47.5 x 26 inches Framed: 54.25 x 33 inch...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem blue and orange butterflies painting 'Monarchs'
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Monarchs' by Hunt Slonem, 2020. Oil on wood, 10 x 8 in. Framed size is 16 x 14 in. This painting features a charming portrait of two Monarch butterflies. The butterflies are painted...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Aspen" Oval Series Multicolored Metallic Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Aspen" Metallic Butterflies Oval Series Multicolored butterflies on a metallic sunset colored background in an oval antique frame Unframed: 20 x 16 inches Framed: 25 ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Birth Island Northern Lights" Metallic Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Birth Island Northern Lights" Metallic Butterflies Silver and light blue butterflies on a scored deep blue and metallic background Unframed: 70 x 93 inches *Painting ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Pink Ascension Weekend" Pink & Gold Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Pink Ascension Weekend" Pink & Gold Butterflies Black outlined bunny on a yellow background in an antique frame Unframed: 60 x 60 inches *painting is unframed* Hu...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Abraham's Peace Plan" Doves and Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Abraham's Peace Plan" Doves and Butterflies White doves and orange butterflies on a guardian black and white background Unframed: 60x70 inches *Painting is unframed*...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Hunt Slonem "Siddhas" Blue, Pink, & Gold Faces with Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Siddhas" Blue, Pink, & Gold Siddha Faces with Butterflies Blue outlined Siddha faces with light pink butterflies on a score metallic gold background Unframed: 72 x 84...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Starr Night Comments" Gold & Blue Metallic Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Starry Night Comments" Blue & Gold Metallic Butterflies Black outlined blue, white and gold butterflies on blue and gold metallic etched surface. Unframed: 40 x 40 in....
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Blues- butterfly painting by Hunt Slonem in blue and gold
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Ketchum, ID
Blue and gold butterfly painting by Hunt Slonem in vintage frame. Painting: 10 x 8 inches Framed: 16 x 14 inches New York painter, Hunt Slonem is best known for his Neo –Expression...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

2 Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: 2 Butterflies Date: 2020 Medium: Oil on panel Unframed Dimensions: 10 x 8" Framed Dimensions: 14 x 12" Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso Edition:...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Question Mark Series: Butterflies Date: 2020 Medium: Oil on wood Unframed Dimensions: 27" x 34.25" Framed Dimensions: 34" x 42" Signature: Signed ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Cabbage Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Cabbage Butterflies Date: 2020 Medium: Oil on panel Unframed Dimensions: 10 x 8" Framed Dimensions: 14 x 12" Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso Ed...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Untitled (3 Butterflies)
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Untitled (3 Butterflies) Date: 2020 Medium: Oil on panel Unframed Dimensions: 11 x 8.5" Framed Dimensions: 16.5 x 14" Signature: Signed by Artist on...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Untitled (Butterflies)
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Untitled (Butterflies) Series: Butterflies Date: 2017 Medium: Oil on canvas Unframed Dimensions: 72" x 84" Signature: Signed by Artist on...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil

Guardians & Butterflies Saturday
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Solana Beach, CA
Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds,...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Guardians and Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Solana Beach, CA
Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds,...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Blue & Gold Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Blue & Gold Butterflies Series: Butterflies Date: 2019 Medium: Oil on panel Unframed Dimensions: 31" x 23" Framed Dimensions: 32.25" x 24.5" Signat...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

  • Blue & Gold Butterflies
  • Blue & Gold Butterflies
  • Blue & Gold Butterflies
  • Blue & Gold Butterflies
H 32.25 in. W 24.1 in. D 1 in.
Hunt Sonem "Coppers" Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Coppers" Butterflies Hot pink butterflies on a gold and lime green scored background in an antique frame Unframed: 10 x 8 inches Framed: 14.5 x 12 inces *Painting is ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Silver and blue butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Miami Beach, FL
oil on canvas
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Red and gold butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Miami Beach, FL
oil on canvas
Category

2010s Paintings

Materials

Oil

Purple Guardians & Butterflies (CSR0902)
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Solana Beach, CA
Hunt Slonem is a renowned painter known for producing representational imagery and abstract expressionism. Slonem was born in Kittery, York County, ME. He attended Skowhegan School o...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

Butterflies on blue and silver
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Miami Beach, FL
oil on canvas
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Untitled" (White Butterflies on Pink Background with Scoring)
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts three delicate butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful pink landscape. Slonem ...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Sulphurs" (Yellow Butterflies on Red Background with Scoring)
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts two delicate butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful red landscape. Slonem tra...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

Untitled (Three Butterflies on White and Green Landscape)
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts three delicate butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful white landscape. Slonem...
Category

2010s Pop Art Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Green Pastures" (White Butterflies on Green Background with Scoring)
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts two delicate butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful green landscape. Slonem t...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Red Rover" (Black Butterflies on Red Background with Scoring)
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts two delicate butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful red landscape. Slonem tra...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Silverado" White and Blue Butterflies with Silver Background on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts delicate butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful silver landscape. Slonem trac...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

"Major Shift" (Multicolor Butterflies on Gold Background Scoring) Oil on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts delicate butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful multicolored gold and silver ...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Pink Ascension" White and Pink Butterflies with Gold Background on Canvas
By Hunt Slonem
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful composition of one of Slonem's most iconic subjects, Butterflies. This piece depicts delicate butterflies in ascension placed in a wonderful golden landscape. Slonem trac...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Mixed Media

Hunt Slonem butterflies resin painting 'Butterflies'
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Butterflies' 2019 by renowned New York City artist, Hunt Slonem. Oil, acrylic and resin on canvas, 48 x 48 in. This painting features a charming portrait of butterflies. The artist...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Resin, Oil, Acrylic

Hunt Slonem butterflies painting 'Silver Ascension'
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Silver Ascension' 2019 by renowned New York City artist, Hunt Slonem. Oil on canvas, 36 x 32 in. This painting features a charming portrait of butterflies. The artist's ongoing expe...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "2 Butterflies" Yellow Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "2 Butterflies" Yellow Butterflies Two yellow metallic butterflies on a gold metallic scored background Unframed: 10 x 8 in. Framed: 14.5 x 12.5 in. *painting is framed*...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem Untitled Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem Untitled Butterflies Multicolored butterflies on red scored metallic gold background Unframed: 72 x 84 in. Hunt Slonem is a well-renowned American artist is known for ...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Starry Night" Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Starry Night" Butterflies Blue and silver butterflies on silver metallic surface with blue scoring Oil on Canvas Unframed: 72 x 84 in. Hunt Slonem is a well-renowned ...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Monarchs" Metallic Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Monarchs" Metallic Butterflies Monarch butterflies on a gold and blue scored background in an antique frame Unframed: 10 x 8 inches Framed: 14.5 x 12.5 inches *Painti...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "4 Fly" Pink Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "4 Fly" Pink Butterflies White and purple butterflies on metallic gold surface with purple scoring and wooden frame Oil on Wood Unframed: 13.5 x 11 in. Framed: 17 x 14....
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Silver Mine" Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Silver Mine" Butterflies Blue and white butterflies on silver metallic background with scoring Oil on Canvas Unframed: 60 x 70 in. Hunt Slonem is a well-renowned Amer...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Mura" Gold Metallic Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Mura" Gold Metallic Butterflies Black outlined butterflies on an orange and gold scored background in an antique frame Unframed: 10 x 8 inches Framed: 16.5 x 14.5 inc...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Pallet" Multicolored Metallic Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Pallet" Multicolored Metallic Butterflies Black outlined butterflies in shades of pink, purple, and orange on a multicolored metallic background in an antique frame Unf...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Starr Night" Blue Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Starry Night" Blue Butterflies Blue butterflies on metallic gold etched background Oil on Wood Unframed: 50 x 70 in. Hunt Slonem is a well-renowned American artist is...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Hunt Slonem "Peace & Ascension" Birds & Butterflies
By Hunt Slonem
Located in Houston, TX
Hunt Slonem "Peace & Ascension" Birds & Butterflies Perched white doves and ascending butterflies on metallic gold surface Oil on Canvas Unframed: 48 x 48 in. Hunt Slonem is a we...
Category

2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil