Whispered Wishes

This beautiful butterfly print was inspired by a Native American tale of wish fulfillment.
created by

Sarah Janece Garcia

$60.00 - 115.00

Sarah Janece Garcia created by

Sarah Janece Garcia

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On a Wing and a Prayer

Layering expressive strokes of vivid watercolors, self-taught artist Sarah Janece Garcia turns a butterfly study into a celebration of delicacy and beauty. "Whispered Wishes" was inspired by a Native American nature allegory: for a wish to come true, you must first catch a butterfly and whisper your desire to the captive insect. Once released, to show gratitude for its freedom, the butterfly carries that wish to help ensure that it's granted. Through vibrant greens, blues, and magenta, Sarah captures the fleeting beauty of this tale and the beautiful creature at its heart. Image made in San Antonio, Texas; printed and framed in Portland, Oregon.

Sarah Janece Garcia

created by

Sarah Janece Garcia


New York

“When I love and respect nature, nature always returns the favor,” says Sarah Janece Garcia, who expresses her admiration for the natural world via heavily saturated oil and watercolor paintings. Using a style that ranges from literal to abstract, Garcia favors depictions of “flying creatures” and florals, allowing “the movements of wind and water” to guide her brush.

Surprisingly, however, the self-taught artist says it’s not a bright outdoor setting that inspires her best work. Instead, the self-described “night owl” says she prefers painting at her home studio in San Antonio, Texas in the middle of the night. “I find the nighttime to be the most inspirational,” she says, adding that a dim workspace is what allows her to “better paint the light.”

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
acid free matboard, durian wood, acid free paper, acid free ink
Framed: 15.25" H x 18.25" W, Unframed: 14" H x 17" W
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