Cassandra Bohne-Linnard (Bohne-L) is a native Houstonian who has been painting oils & acrylics for over 20 years. After retiring from the corporate world she dedicated herself to her young family and in this environment, her artistic creativity flourished. After creating "Freedom" an abstract oil painting of a blue butterfly, she was captivated by the natural beauty of butterflies and inspired to create art using real, preserved butterflies. Blue Butterfly Designs trademark slogan "the timeless beauty of real butterflies resurrected through art" perfectly captures the essence of Cassandra's work. The butterflies used in her work are sustainably sourced from all over the world selected for their original unadulterated natural colors and beauty. Cassandra's line of butterfly clocks are available at the HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE. She is a proud member of the North American Butterfly Association, whose mission is to increase public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies. Cassandra's butterfly clocks have been featured at the galas of prestigious organizations including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Grand Opera and the Alzheimer's Association.
RECOGNITION /IN THE PRESS
January 2020 - Blue Butterfly Designs received the award for BEST ONLINE BOUTIQUE at the Bridal Extravaganza Show in Houston, Texas as voted by thousands of attending brides.
"Life – in all it’s beauty, fragility and ability to transform – has always been my inspiration. I began my artistic journey with oils and acrylics when I was 20 years old. It’s no wonder that as a painter I became enamored with butterflies and their miraculous, thought-provoking transformation. After painting a few butterfly pieces, I immediately turned my attention to the real thing and began preserving this wonder of nature in various art forms.
My butterfly clocks capture the timeless beauty of real butterflies, in their natural, unadulterated state. In a world where human activity and global warming and climate change threaten many butterfly species, I hope my clocks can preserve a record of this wonder of nature for future generations. By ensuring that I use only sustainably sourced butterflies I can also make my own small contribution to the survival of these species.
I strive to preserve the beauty of this delicate species and, in a sense, resurrect it through my art. My goal is to invoke a sense of life, resurrection and timelessness to all those who experience my art."
Jan 2022 - Houston Artist Leaves the Corporate World to Make Clocks Using Real Butterflies - THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Sept 2022 - Houston Artist Brings Rare Butterflies Back to Life - HOUSTON CITYBOOK
Sept 2022 - Meet Cassandra Bohne-Linnard Artist & Designer - SHOUTOUT HTX
Bisong Art Gallery - solo exhibition