2018 artists & Butterflies

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The butterflies are on display at the COPPeR Exhibit space (121 S. Tejon), during normal business hours, through the month of August. See them in person!

(Place your Silent Auction Bid at csflight.org or join us for the social

on September 7, 2018 4:30-7:30pm at the Antlers.)

- All butterflies are suitable for outdoor use unless otherwise noted, these fantastic photographs do not provide the detail only seen in person.
Petite Desktop Butterfly with 8.5x11 paper

The petite butterflies measure 7” high with a 9” wingspan.

Only BF#6 Simply Complicated & BF#23 Golden Globe are not a petite desktop size.

BF#1 Bat Wing “The natural beauty of the real butterfly.”

BF#2 Blue Marpho “The natural beauty of the real butterfly.”

BF#3 Buckeye Butterfly “The rainbow of color on the real butterfly.”

BF#4 Tiger Swallowtail “I am inspired by how beautiful and unique nature is.”

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Hope AuBuchon

Why FLIGHT? “Both my kids and I went to District 11 and I know how important art is in a person’s life. I want to give back and inspire others.”

Born in Colorado Springs but raised all over, Hope says that art was the one thing that could go with her anywhere. She moved back to Colorado in the late 80’s and has been here ever since.

Hope enjoys spending time in art museums and believes that in art there is constant room for growth and learning. She likes to work in detail and most of the time in color. Hope published and did the art for a children’s book “Tiger, Ruler of the Universe”. She has done commission work and donated artwork for charity auctions through the years. Hope says she always wants her art to put smiles on peoples’ faces; “Life is way too serious and I want my art to take you to a happy place.”

BF#1 Bat Wing “The natural beauty of the real butterfly.”

BF#2 Blue Marpho “The natural beauty of the real butterfly.”

BF#3 Buckeye Butterfly “The rainbow of color on the real butterfly.”

BF#4 Tiger Swallowtail “I am inspired by how beautiful and unique nature is.”

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Hope AuBuchon

Why FLIGHT? “Both my kids and I went to District 11 and I know how important art is in a person’s life. I want to give back and inspire others.”

Born in Colorado Springs but raised all over, Hope says that art was the one thing that could go with her anywhere. She moved back to Colorado in the late 80’s and has been here ever since.

Hope enjoys spending time in art museums and believes that in art there is constant room for growth and learning. She likes to work in detail and most of the time in color. Hope published and did the art for a children’s book “Tiger, Ruler of the Universe”. She has done commission work and donated artwork for charity auctions through the years. Hope says she always wants her art to put smiles on peoples’ faces; “Life is way too serious and I want my art to take you to a happy place.”

BF#5 Shooting Starz “outer space and movement through it”.

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*Ze'no AuBuchon

“I was a student in District 11 and wanted to give back. I like to try new things and would like a chance to create outer space on a butterfly.”

Ze’no was born and raised in Colorado Springs. “I am a product of District 11 Schools and currently am going to UCCS for my Bachelor Degree in Game Design. I just started to spread my wings when it comes to how I want to express myself through art. I come from a large family of artists and have always been encouraged to find ways to express myself. I learned costuming and even had one of my creations used in a play. I have done miniatures painting and some canvas work. Lately, I have been very interested in photography and exploring the possibilities.”

*emerging artist

BF#6 Simply Complicated – Large Raffle Butterfly “Real moths and butterflies whose patterns look so simple but are really intricate and complicated.”

This large raffle butterfly measures 45” in height with a 62” wingspan!

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Why FLIGHT?

I participate in Flight to help fund art programs in our local schools, but I also think that the butterflies give our city a sense of community pride for beauty. Regardless of their place in our diverse population everyone gets a moment of joy when they see one. Painting the butterfly is a joy in itself, I get lost in the process, in the zone and love that intense concentration that makes me lose all track of time, it is totally fun.


I started painting in 2008 when I retired from my bank auditing job and rode my bike to a watercolor class at Pikes Peak Community College. I’ve been painting ever since then. My paintings have won awards, been sold internationally and even been kicked out of a show! In Colorado Springs my work is for sale at The Squash Blossom Gallery, Boulder Street Gallery and 45 Degree Gallery; online at Fine Art America and my website laurelbahe.com.


On September 8, 2018 I will be painting a sidewalk mural to raise awareness about pollution in storm water drains on the corner N.E. of Tejon and Vermijo Streets in Colorado Springs. I’m also painting a utility box in Longmont Colorado to be completed by October 15, 2018.


Purchase a $10 Raffle Ticket for this butterfly at the Gaspar Law Group, 128 South Tejon (right across from COPPeR) during normal business hours. Drawing will be held September 7th, at 7:00 p.m. Need not be present to win.

BF#7 Amethyst “Designed in the color of this beautiful gemstone.”

BF#8 Azurite “There are a million different shades of blue. We see them every day when the sun rises and sets. They sky goes from dark to light and from light to dark. I wanted to capture some of these blues that make our skies so dazzling at dawn.”

BF#9 Fairy “In one of my favorite books, mythical creatures are disguised as regular animals, insects and humans. The fairies are disguised as butterflies. I always pictured the butterflies still having beautiful, sparkling fairy wings.”

BF#10 Malachite “Three of my butterflies are patterned after some of my favorite gemstones. Malachite captures the beautiful shade of gemstone green.”

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Rebekah Black

Why FLIGHT? “I work with a lot of kids at the Space Foundation and at School. I see every day, the wonder that art and science brings to students, and I believe that every attempt should be made to provide all students with as much as possible…. After all, these children are our future. As a teacher, I want to give all my students every opportunity. There are so many exciting areas to learn about, but many children do not even know these areas exist. Many children and adults think art is limited; but art is used in so many professions in so many different ways.”

Rebekah is a self-taught artist who enjoys numerous types of art including sculpture, colored pencil and painting. She graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo in May, 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and minor in French. Rebekah is also interested in space sciences and technologies and volunteers at the Space Foundation. Rebekah works at an elementary school in District 11 where she shares her love of art with the students.

BF#11 Pipevine Blue "Judy’s inspiration was seeing the blue Pipevine Blue Swallowtail at the Desert Botanical Gardens and thought it was “amazingly beautiful”. Judy really loves “the deep bright blue color and how it pops with black. I wanted to combine a somewhat realistic color scheme but also creatively enhance the wing pattern.”

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Judy Blaes

Why FLIGHT?

“I went to an auction for the butterflies a couple of years ago and was so impressed with the concept and the artists. My sister Cindy Jensen is also involved and prompted me to actually paint one this year!”

I am primarily a self-taught artist who enjoys art as a hobby and a way to unwind. Though I was accepted to an art school on two occasions, other circumstances prevented that formal pursuit. I enjoy drawing and painting in oil and acrylics and mostly love painting with my grandkids, with whom I’ve painted since they were the age of 2. They know how to mix colors, recognize types of brushes and how to use them and have created beautiful paintings! Participating in FLIGHT this year has been very rewarding and I’m thankful for the opportunity.

BF#12 Chrysanthemum and Center Abstraction

BF#13 Daisy and Center Abstraction

BF#14 Poppies and Center Abstraction

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Sarah M. Bonnell

Why FLIGHT?

“I would love to be an artist in this community. I adore seeing the butterflies every year, and I have always wanted to have the opportunity to make one. I also teach art at an elementary school in Black Forest. I personally understand how much help is needed to give students and children everything they need to succeed.”

I have been a painter since my first summer painting class in the 5th grade. I also take much pride in my ability to work with a comprehensive list of media. I find that these skills shape who I am as an artist and an educator. I graduated from Arizona State University with my B.F.A. in Art Education with a focus on drawing and painting. I am currently working as an Art Teacher at Edith Wolford Elementary in The Black Forest. I spend the other parts of my time teaching art in small settings around the community, and creating my own through exploration and practice. My art making passions include water based media, floral imagery, and female empowerment.

“I am fascinated with the designs and colors of nature found in even the smallest flowers and branches. I wanted to create a “Flowering Pattern Butterfly Series: that makes those delicate and intricate spaces a place of focus and awe. Color is the most important element of all the art I create. I used a color palette that subtly changes from flower to flower. The inside of the butterfly is a repetition of the colors used for the flowers, while mimicking the shapes found in the center of the flowers on the outside of the butterfly.”

BF#15 El Dorado "My inspiration was Mayan revival art and pottery."

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Phelan Carrasco

Why FLIGHT?

I was involved in FLIGHT in the past and wanted to participate again this year.

I am a Colorado native and I participated in FLIGHT when it was called “Butterflies and Friends”. That butterfly, “Lepodoptera Chemica” stands at The Vanguard School, from where I graduated. My mother, Lupita Carrasco and her years of service to the local art community, inspire me. I have gone on to pursue art and promote Colorado culture. I have been a part of the downtown chalk festival and helped paint a mural displayed at the Citadel Mall. My work is influenced by my Mexican roots, tattoo styles and love of bold color and design.


BF#16 Colum-bee-humm-bine “The colors, shapes, and beauty of the bee, hummingbird, and columbine flower inspire this design.”

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Why FLIGHT?

“Last year was the first time I participated in FLIGHT. It was a wonderful experience, and a very worthy cause. I hope to help out again this year and have fun in the process!”

Lisa Marie Christopherson is a professional artist who works from her home/studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1974. Growing up she played with and learned about all kinds of art supplies and techniques, generally “making a mess”. The “messes” she made showed early potential, and marked the beginning of her greater calling.

Lisa’s artwork is inspired by her affection of animals great and small. She is also inspired by the values of positivity, balance, patience, and Love. Her artwork is created with a strong spiritual basis, and she uses art as a means of expressing her gratitude for the many gifts she has been given.

Lisa received her BFA with a concentration in graphic design at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO in 1997. A semester of this time was spent studying abroad in Italy.

Lisa has shown her work at the Colorado State Fair, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, the Pikes Peak Center, and several libraries in the Pikes Peak region. Her artwork has been published in calendars, bookmarks and greeting cards. Several of her paintings are hung in the private residences of collectors and in local corporations.


BF#17 Aloha: Raindrops & Waves “This is symbolic of our trips to Hawaii. It’s not always sunshine, but it is always beautiful! And, the waves never go away!”

BF#18 Mahalo Nui Loa “As a designer, my first job in Hawaii was on the Big Island. We worked to plan an event way back in 1999 for clients in NYC. We got up each day at 4 a.m. and worked until 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. NYC time. Then we’d pack a lunch and walk out of our condo and on to the sandy beach. It was so relaxing (or maybe we were so exhausted, I don’t know) but we have been back multiple times!"

BF#19 Woodstock Circa ‘69 “I love Pucci fabric and designs. When I was 9, my dad’s friend called him up one day and said he had two tickets to Woodstock…my dad’s story of how he “went to Woodstock” is a story I remember fondly.”

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Cass Daley

Why FLIGHT?

“We love flight because art is not only beautiful to see, but the sale of these butterflies promotes good will and friendship through the Rotary of Colorado Springs and the D11 Arts and Science programs that benefit from the sale of these pieces.

I have been sewing for over 49 years. I am a professional Clothing Designer, Interior Designer and Event Designer having worked in New York the last 30 years while residing here with my family in the Springs. I am an expert draper, roucher, beader, needlepointer and when it comes to fabric, my clients would say that I am quite and engineer. But despite all this fabric interest and skill, I was drawn to test my knowledge on painting a butterfly or two!

I am a D11 parent of two girls at Palmer High School and so appreciate the Rotary’s efforts to benefit the schools with monies earned for D11’s Arts and Sciences.”

BF#20 Urban Monarch “My inspiration is PEZ artwork. The design is of a Monarch butterfly in a style I call “destroy” which shows urban city art.”

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*Ayanna Dottin

Why FLIGHT?

“I want to get involved in FLIGHT because I wanted to try something different and it sounded fun!”

*emerging artist


BF#21 Dawn to Dusk “I enjoy camping with my family. The colors of the sunset and sunrise are beautiful and very peaceful to me.”

BF#22 Flower Power “I love drawing flowers and enjoy all the beautiful colors they represent.”



BF#23 Golden Globe – Small Raffle Butterfly “I enjoy drawing different versions of maps, as well as flowers. This piece was something I thought of as associated with Earth Day.”

This Raffle Butterfly measures 35” high with a 45” wingspan!





BF#24 Lucky “This represents visuals that we are lucky enough to see here, living in this beautiful state of Colorado!”

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*Tuesday Doyle

Why FLIGHT?

“Art has been a big influence in my life. Because I go to Palmer High School downtown, I have the pleasure of being able to see all of these butterflies every day. I would love to be able to walk past one of these creations every day.

I have been surrounded by art my whole life. No matter where I am, I am constantly drawing. I have traveled with my parents all over the world, and by the time I was 10, I had been on over 700 flights! My parents wouldn’t allow me to play video games or watch a movie while traveling so I could look around and see what’s going on. I was only able to read or draw or take naps (which I did frequently) …so traveling 16 hours to China or 13 hours to New Zealand left for a lot of hours to read and draw!

I am a senior at Palmer High School in District 11 and I love to see the butterflies downtown, so to be able to create one means a lot to me. I appreciate that the Rotary of Colorado Springs works so hard to give back to the Arts and Sciences at D11 and that I am a direct beneficiary of that generosity.”

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Purchase a $10 Raffle Ticket for this butterfly "Golden Globe" at the Gaspar Law Group, 128 South Tejon (right across from COPPeR) during normal business hours. Drawing will be held September 7th, at 7:00 p.m. Need not be present to win.

BF#25 Backyard Visitor: Black Capped Chickadee “I love to watch the birds that visit my backyard at the feeder.”

BF#26 Backyard Visitor: Goldfinch “I especially love the goldfinches.”

BF#27 Backyard Visitor: Spotted Towhee “It’s all about the birds that visit my backyard!”

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Anne Kircher Dye

Why FLIGHT?

“For several years I've wanted to paint butterflies for the Rotarians. Two main reasons drove this desire. In 2011, the school where I teach art, Rogers Elementary, received a generous butterfly grant for our art program. This grant opened more opportunities into media, supplies, and art experiences for my students than would have been possible without it. The other reason is that my father, Lorence T. Kircher, Jr., was Rotary president from 1965-66. He would have been thrilled to know Rotary was helping out his daughter and her students. (He passed away in 2007).”

Anne received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas City Art Institute and then worked in the graphic design field for almost two decades, including running her namesake graphic design business: Kircher Graphics. In 2000, Anne attended UCCS, received her teaching credentials and is now teaching art to elementary students. She believes that “art teaches so many valuable skills that can be used for a lifetime: problem solving, observation, perseverance, planning, expression, craftsmanship, and more.”


BF#28 *The Butterfly Light Trinity: Disco Fly “I love mirrors and I love butterflies!”

BF#29 *The Butterfly Light Trinity: Rhinestone Spangler “I love doing art for a good cause!”

BF#30 * The Butterfly Light Trinity: The Bedazzler Don participated in FLIGHT many years ago and it was really fun, so he proposed three butterflies for this year’s flight. The first one is The Bedazzler.

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Don Goede, Conceptual Artist & Vincent Coleman, Designer

Why FLIGHT?

"As artists, we are interesting in supporting art in many forms, especially when it starts with our youth."

Don Goede and Vincent Coleman teamed up for FLIGHT Lite this year. Both bring years of experience of art in many forms.

Don is an art director, curator, artists, songwriter and publisher currently living in Manitou Springs. He is a published author and promoter of uniting communities through concerts, exhibitions and art. He did this for many years in New York’s Lower East Side and in Brooklyn, but is now concentrating his efforts in the High Plains of Colorado. In late 2010, Don accepted the Executive Directorship of the Smokebrush Foundation and is still in that Role.

Colorado native, Vincent Coleman, works in a variety of art mediums including stained and fused glass, colored pencil, spray paint, chalk, ink, acrylics and various other mediums for his sculptures. He serves on the board of directors for “Concrete Couch” and the “Community Built Association.” A member of the Public Arts Commission of Colorado Springs, his work has been included at two shows at the Manitou Art Center. He has built up a reputation around Manitou Springs for his elaborate and beautiful sidewalk chalk art pieces around town.

*This series of butterflies is for indoor use only.


BF#31 Harmony

BF#32 Tranquility

“I was walking around Monument Lake last summer and was surrounded by butterflies and dragonflies. It was amazing how complimentary they suited each other with their grace and delicacy.”

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C.E. Gould

Why FLIGHT?

“I participated in FLIGHT last year and found it to be a very challenging and rewarding experience. The FLIGHT-LITE butterflies offer the opportunity to do a design on a smaller scale and still give back to the school district’s arts and science programs.”

Chris was raised in many places as a child of Military parents. Her mother was German, and as a child, a great Uncle in Germany, who painted art in many German chapels, inspired Chris. She was fascinated by his use of color combinations and designs. One of her favorite activities as a child was to draw and paint, which explains her passion for water color. Chris is a self- taught artist who does both freelance and commercial art. Drawing, watercolor, handcrafted pottery, hand painted eggs and original card designs are among her artistic skill set. Professionally, she was the artistic designer for a large company that produced urns and another that required designs for papercut engraved pieces. She has also designed tattoos for people along the way.


BF#33 Shiva and Shakti “When making this piece, I was inspired by balance. A lot of my work focuses on feminine energy with the use of lace, but it is also important to balance that with masculine energy. The two sides, one black, one white, represent these energies.”

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Frances Huntington

Why FLIGHT?

“I believe that all children should have the opportunity to participate in art programs. I would love to create a beautiful piece to support this cause…I think they (the butterflies) are a beautiful addition to our community and would like to be a part of it.”

Frances received her BA in Visual and Performing Arts at UCCS. Currently, she serves as the Patron Services Assistant Manager at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. She has interned at the Galleries of Contemporary Art at UCCS, the Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities and at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum. She has exhibited at the Galleries of Contemporary Art, The Mobdo, The Mobdo and SPQR experimental art space, the Commonwheel Artist’s Co-op and at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. She was awarded the 2017-2018 UCCS Auxiliary Director’s Lease Award.


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BF#35 Lilac

BF#36 Orchid

BF#37 Rose

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Why FLIGHT?

“Because it benefits our schools!”

While raising three daughters as a single parent, Al B. taught karate, raced motorcycles, worked as an engineer, and ran a horse farm. All along, he made art, but never dared to support himself with it. That changed in the past few years.

Today Al B. is an artist and a teacher of abstract expressionism at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. He also identifies himself as a student, and always will. He thinks it’s essential to constantly expand your abilities and master new technique. Having spent years studying the abstract expressionists, he is influenced by their styles and approaches He is influenced, of course, by his own experiences. Out of that mash up comes work that he calls “techno-tribal expressionism.” You can find examples of his work at his Cottonwood studio, and at other galleries and shows around the Colorado Springs Area.










Seasoned FLIGHT Artist, Al B. Johnson, designed four butterflies this year, all in the colors of some of his favorite flowers. He hopes you enjoy them!

BF#38 Dia' de los Muertos las Mariposa “My mother, who passed away this past April, was an avid fan of butterflies and of celebrations. In the spirit of Dia’ de los Muertos, this butterfly and design is to honor he, as it was inspired by the day of the dead celebration of our ancestors.”

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Kathleen S. Kennedy

Why FLIGHT?

“I was blessed to be raised in a home that celebrated and supported the visual and performing arts. I have worked with children and families the past four decades. The sheer joy on the face of a child or adult when they are in the creative zone is a sight to behold. My wish is for every child to have the opportunity to explore their expressive artistic selves. I’m proud to be partnered with a project such as FLIGHT; for my expressive experience as well as those for our children.”

Kathleen is a spiritual awakener and early care and educational professional. A true renaissance woman, she is an avid photographer, mixed media artisan, amateur musician, accomplished seamstress, apian enthusiast, builder, chef and gardener.

Kathleen began working with children when she was just a child herself. She quickly discovered the seemingly limitless vivacious energy level of youngsters and the trues delight and enjoyment of the laughter and playful imagination that inspired her children’s books. Coyotes in the Kitchen and Norman Attacks. At times she presents her works under her angelic name, Luminaria. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives in Colorado and is a resident artist at the R.E.M. Gallery in Canon City. Find out more at coyotesinthekitchen.com.

BF#39 Non Plus The inspiration for this work was pain. Working on this art project has contributed significantly to his recovery with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and a TBI (traumatic Brain Injury) that he sustained while serving in the military. “I have found painting has helped my focus. This may be an outlet for my therapy. Non- Plus means confusion. You will see my pain and confusion expressed throughout this project.

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*John H. Martin

Why FLIGHT?

I am thrilled beyond measure to support this cause! When I first started this project, I was not in a good place, and designing “Non Plus” actually helped me, as well, as it provided an outlet to share how I was feeling.

J. Henry Martin’s Army career spanned over 25 years, with 19 of those being with Special Forces. He began as a team medic and was named the Senior Enlisted Medical Adviser to the Commanding General of Special Operations Command Africa and retired in Colorado Springs. “Numerous deployments have taken their toll. I was presented with this opportunity to help the community. This was a two part therapy for me. I was happy to participate.”


*The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs thanks you for your service. We are honored for your support of FLIGHT.

BF#40 Dipdye Fly "His fascination with mathematics naturally transcends into his love of design, form and geometry.”

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John Martin

Why FLIGHT?

It’s a great way to support art in our youth and other causes in our community as a whole. John Martin is originally from Missouri, and came to Colorado in 2013, where he immediately fell in love with the beauty of his surroundings. His background and degrees in mathematics and secondary education bring an element of precision, order and mathematical concept. It is through these inspirations that his paintings and sculpture take shape. He has always had an appreciation of math and art and is inspired by the fact that math is in nature, music, color, form and shape and literally everything; everything is mathematical… He is an Associate member and Treasurer of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society.

BF#41 Shades of Life “I have suffered from anxiety for many years and a memory of a field of monarchs has always helped me find my center and peace of mind.”

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*Nelly McCoy

Why FLIGHT?

“I love to paint, I LOVE butterflies, but mostly, I love to donate to a great cause. FLIGHT is the perfect project!”

Nelly is a retired Army Staff Sergeant attending CSU Pueblo, pursuing a BA in Art History. She started painting three years ago with no formal training, using only internet tutorials! She is from San Antonio, Texas and has three sons.


*The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs thanks you for your service. We are honored for your support of FLIGHT.

BF#42 Freedom's Voice “Inspired by my native roots and love for the great Southwest."


Incidentally, this butterfly incorporates, in its design, the use of actual soil from several different states.

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Jamie Moon

Why FLIGHT?

Because I wanted to be a part of all the FLIGHT represents!

Jamie is a “student, teacher, mother, speaker, organizer and visionary, an artist and educator” whose goal is “to inspire, inquire, grow and expand and to leave this world better.”

A Fine Arts Graduate of Colorado State University, Pueblo, Jamie specializes in using clay and dirt in her organic sculptures and paintings. She created “Freedom’s Voice” with dirt from Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona! She loves all things Colorado; the mountains, valleys, high deserts and the sunrises and sun sets.

Jamie is committed to teaching others about art and has a special place in her heart for children and adults with brain based special needs. Her list of volunteering and instruction for special needs individuals is long and impressive. Professionally, she has had many Gallery Showings of her work all throughout the region and beyond.

BF#43 Painted Lady With “wedding brain” on her mind, Nancy reached out to the FLIGHT coordinator and asked what has yet to be represented as a butterfly. Annie suggested that Nancy consider a realistic representation of a Painted Lady and Nancy fell in love with the idea! Nancy also fell in love with her co-artist from last year, as John Martin and Nancy are due to wed this year!

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Nancy Neale

Why FLIGHT?

“Each of us has been transformed in life by our love of art. Someone, somewhere along the line, art teachers or mentors, told us that we could do and be anything… by pursuing our love of art in its many forms. By participating in FLIGHT, we are helping to make those dreams possible for kids in our community by supporting Art in Schools along with the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs.”

Nancy has always considered herself an artist. From her earliest memory she loved creating and dreaming up ways to be expressive. Her forte is realism and her medium; watercolor. From the time she first experimented in watercolor it changed everything she knew as an artist. It captivated and entranced like no other.

As early as grade school she won many national art competitions, including two Scholastic gold keys for artistic excellence. She has won numerous awards both nationally and internationally and her works reside in private collections throughout the country. She worked for some of the largest names in art and entertainment in Los Angeles as a teenager and painted watercolor backgrounds as well as was a graphic artist and illustrator. Her journey brought her back to Colorado and in recent years she has delved back into watercolor. If an artist’s chosen medium can define them, she believes that watercolor is her true heart.

While it is her desire to continue to prove that there is excitement that comes from the pursuit of creating photorealistic pieces with a touch of painterly graphic hard edges, these days she also enjoys going where the paint takes her and breaking the rules that have been established in the world of artistic expression. Branching into acrylics as another form of Watermedia, she has created an entire body of work where the paint itself directs what the subject and painting would ultimately become. She enjoys coaching others to find their inner artist through this exercise and learning to paint as their own true selves, which many have found imminently rewarding.

She hopes she can inspire you with art…

She is a Signature member and President of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and a juried member of Watercolor West.

BF#44 LOVE “Street art culture and the positive ways art in the streets brings communities together. My design is very colorful with influences of street art culture and the colors of nature and its many wonders. I want these influences to inspire people of art in a different light not seen in galleries and art stores. I want to take typography and distort it so the first take is abstract with colors allowing the viewer to stop and gaze into what the colors reveal: LOVE. "

BF#45 STREET LOVE “Through the arrangement of color similar designs can be completely viewed with different emotions. The word “Love” is designed in a unique graffiti style on both of the bottom panels of the butterfly’s wings. Like most graffiti it’s tucked away, hidden from society, creating light within the darkness. An urban feel with the Love of the Street Art culture.”

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Why FLIGHT?

Jantzen Peake aims to inspire communities through his vision in the arts.

He wants to help in raising awareness and funding to ensure the youth receive the benefits of essential art programs.

Jantzen wants to be a part of a strong community that supports programs that keep the arts and humanities in D11 schools and influence other communities to do the same. Born and raised in Hermosa Beach California and he began drawing at the early age of 5. Jantzen received his BA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in illustration and Animation from California State University Long Beach in 2010. Shortly after receiving his degree he began teaching K-12 after school art programs, and freelancing on the side with his company PEAKE GRAFFIX. Jantzen works in various mediums like spray paint aka Rattle Canz being one of them in the murals he has created. A resident of Colorado Springs, he devotes his time in the local art community and non-profits like, Concrete Couch and Project Angel Heart. Jantzen hopes to bring a new light into the art community leaving a piece of his bright soul in every piece of art he creates.


BF#46 Abe “In these turbulent times, it does one good to revisit the constitution and what it stands for. A reflective introspective of Abraham Lincoln. There is gold on many parts of Abe this needs to be shown. ABE has four images of Lincoln, plus the flag and constitution ”

BF#47 Butterfly Dream Having been part of FLIGHT since its launch in 2007, this is the first of Kim’s creations that is based on an actual butterfly.

BF#48 Power Flight “The strength and power of the female species and her unconditional love and protection of her offspring.”

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Why FLIGHT?

“Specifically because of the financial support that Rotary gives the School Arts Program.”

Kim was born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia and was educated at St. Ignatius Jesuit College. Awarded an arts scholarship to the South Australian School of Art, he was the youngest person to be elected to the Royal South Australian School of Art. Kim has had countless solo and group shows in Australia, winning many awards both there and in New York and had a Cultural Enterprise in Adelaide where he was instrumental in many corporate commissions. Being elected a city councilor in South Australia jumpstarted his passion for public art. “This awareness for public art certainly increased when I arrived in the Springs, and I have completed numerous murals down town, with three being voted as “Best in the Springs.” Kim was one of the original participants of the 2007 FLIGHT Campaign.

BF#49 Mixafly "My dad pointed out butterflies around town, and I thought it might be fun!”

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Why FLIGHT?

I did a butterfly because: "It would fun. I like art. It would be a challenge. My dad pointed out butterflies around town, and I thought it might be fun!”

I did the pattern that I painted on my butterfly because: The Tie Dye Tiger Stripes because I had thought of another pattern but my Mom said I couldn’t do that pattern, I thought of the Tie Dye Tiger Stripes. The Rainbow picnic blanket because I didn’t want my entire butterfly to be the Tie Dye Tiger Stripes pattern so I thought of this one. I thought of the sunset butterfly because of one of the dresses I have. I just thought of the starry night part.

I got into my first big art event and that was my school art show. I got into the art show with a mouth covered boot I drew. The mouth boot also got onto the year book cover. This is only my second big art thing. I am good at art because of my art teacher at school and the after school art teacher. I am a D11 student.

*emerging artist


BF#50 Autumn Aspens The Inspirations for this butterfly are the golden autumn aspen trees and the amazing blue Colorado Sky.

BF#51 Heart of Gold “The inspiration for this butterfly is love as symbolized by the stylized shape of a heart and the gold found in the Cripple Creek/Victor mining district.”

BF#52 Quilted Butterfly “The inspiration for this butterfly is a traditional quilt block known as the “Rocky Mountain Chain” pattern.”

BF#53 Red “The inspiration for this butterfly is the well-known Monarch butterfly, only in red rather than orange."

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Why FLIGHT?

“I have painted many butterflies for this project over the years starting with the very first year it was done as “Butterflies and Friends. This is a delightful way to support art and music education in the public schools. ”

This is a delightful way to support art and music education in the public schools.” Sally Ann Wilson is a Colorado artist working in oils and watercolor. She has won multiple awards in juried regional and national art exhibits and is an enthusiastic Plein Air painter.

Her art education includes studies with Tom Owen, Laura Ben-Amots, Marya Zvoncovich and Taffy Mulliken. She has attended master classes and workshops with john Salminen and Jeanne McKenzie. Sally Ann holds a graduate degree from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City where she studied art history with faculty from Columbia University.

She is currently on the faculty of Pikes Peak Community College where she is an Assistant Professor of Music and also the Fine Arts Planning Facilitator.

“Painting is a vehicle for personal growth, not only in technique, but in examining the world around me and my response to that world. The intense joy that comes from completely losing myself in the painting process is a powerful experience, and when the finished painting resonates with another person there is a joy and sense of communion that is very satisfying.”

Some awards Sally has won: First Place in watercolor at the Susan K. Black Foundation Exhibit in Dubois, Wyoming; Best of Show at the Salute to Southern Colorado Artists Fine Art Exhibit in Canon City; First place at the Downtown Studio Gallery Show in Colorado Springs and multiple honors at the Victor Celebrates the Arts Plein Air Competition in Victor.


BF#54 Blank Butterfly

BF#56 Blank Butterfly

BF#55 Blank Butterfly

BF#57 & BF#58 Blank Butterfly


Blank Butterflies

Design Your Own Butterfly!

A Perfect Gift for Someone Special!

A Creative Opportunity for Your Corporate Logo!

Five blank butterflies will be offered for silent auction. The highest bidder will choose the number of butterflies he/she wishes to purchase. The next bidders in line will be offered the butterflies at that price. You will be responsible for commissioning your own artist and acquiring the appropriate Clear Coating from Status Symbol, should you desire.

Please follow the Rotary guidelines for design.

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