The Butterfly Series
Title : Big wing butterfly from Lockhart, My home
When we go deep into Country on our land, we find many different kinds of butterflies all in beautiful colours. You can find
small winged butterflies or big winged butterflies. Butterflies have always been part of our culture, identity and way of life.
Butterflies make you happy and they make our rainforest look beautiful.
Size/Medium 98cm x 81cm
Artist : Smithy Bally
Smithy Bally comes from a well respected family in the Lockhart River Community. His father was a long serving Council
member and Deputy Mayor.
Smithy started showing an interest in painting in early late 2019 and completed a series of butterfly themed paintings.
Sixty percent of Australia’s butterfly species are found across Lockhart River’s deep forests in the Iron Range landscape.
Butterflies of many colors including the spectacular Ulysses, Cape York Pearl-White Elodina claudia and Green-banded
jewel Hypochrysops theon butterfly. The Iron Range national park contains a wide range of habitats for butterflies, ants,
ferns, orchids and palms. Smithy captures his on Country experiences through a modern contemporary expression on
canvas and linen.
Smithy also plays Rugby League and has been part of the Lockhart River Scorpions Rugby League Team who have won a
grand final title. Smithy dances with the Kawadjii Wimpa traditonal dance group and does occasional ranger works.
As a new artist, Smithy has a bright future and over Time strives to showcase his arts gift.
Each Painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity