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Samantha Frances Art

Bumble Bee Oil Fine Art Print

Regular price £60.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £60.00 GBP
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This beautiful square limited edition (only 100 available) print is of the second of my series 'Bumbles in Flight'. An energetic display of a working Buff-Tailed Bumblebee in flight, painted from the rear aspect in oil. 

This print is for sale as a single piece, or as part of the three-piece set ‘Bumbles in Flight’, all three have been designed to complement traditional or contemporary interiors with the highly detailed subject captured in a variety of aspects against three subtly different and contrasting abstract backgrounds.

We are often blessed with the low hum of the bumble in our English gardens, as they busily work to collect their pollen.

To create the fluffy mottled texture of this bumble’s fur, I have employed bold brush marks and smooth sweeping strokes to bring to life the motion of the subject’s wings. This aspect shows the fuzzy Bumble flying away with a delicate hover and playful energy. I particularly like the dark teal tones of this background contrasted with the subject’s bright and clean yellows and whites.

The Bumblebee is found primarily in higher altitudes or latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere although they are also found in South America, where a few low-land tropical species have been identified. Mostly social insects, they form colonies with a single queen, however these are smaller than those of honeybees, growing to as few as 50 per nest.

Bumblebees also feed on nectar, using their long hairy tongues to lap up the liquid pollen to feed their young. They forage using colour and spatial relationships to identify flowers to feed from. They are important agricultural pollinators; therefore, their decline is a cause for concern. This decline has been caused by habitat loss, the mechanisation of agriculture, and use of pesticides.

This print is reproduced on high quality pro-luster paper and is available as print only (28cm x 28cm), or mounted, ready for framing in antique white mount (40cm x 40cm). 

Please note: Colour varies from screen to screen and devices, colours are captured as accurately as possible.

Postage & Packaging

All artwork is carefully handpacked in my studio. Postage is calculated at checkout.

Free UK shipping on all orders of £50 and over (£4.99 under £50).

EU postage From £10.10

Worldwide & USA From £16.20

On receipt of your order and payment you will promptly receive a confirmation email. Once your order has been processed your order will be shipped without delay. Estimated delivery time varies depending on your location but you will receive a shipment notification email with an estimated delivery date. You are most welcome to visit my Somerset studio to collect your art work, please contact me to arrange a date and time.


  • Oil paintings take time to dry. I will not ship a painting before it is ready to be tightly packaged, where artwork is advertised within this time the soonest dispatch time is noted in the description.
  • All original artwork is wrapped and, padded extremely well, and sent in a well-fitting sturdy cardboard box.
  • Most artwork is shipped via Royal Mail or Parcel Force, and most domestic packages arrive within 2-4 days from time of dispatch.
  • International shipments will be sent via Parcel Force or another international carrier. International buyers must note that on some occasions, the shipping charges may vary from the amount paid at checkout. In such instances, I will get in touch with the revised price and confirm if you wish to proceed.


  • All prints are handled with the utmost care and packaged beautifully in a paper or plastic sleeve.
  • Prints 11"x14" and smaller are sent in a flat, anti-bend envelope, while prints 16"x20" and larger are mailed in a box.
  • Domestic shipping is via Royal Mail / Parcel Force or Evri

International Shipments

  • Shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on package and distance. If there is any discrepancy -/+, I will let you know via email.
  • International packages are a bit outside of my control. Border fees, duties, and handling fees may be charged by other countries. Tracking is also quite unreliable with international shipments, but I will always do my very best to get the package to you by the most reliable and economical means and I'm always willing to give advice before you purchase, just contact me at any time.

Shipping costs cover fees, packaging supplies, time, labour and storage. If the shipping cost estimated at checkout is not the actual cost of shipping, the customer will be billed for the overage amount. 

IMPORTANTPlease ensure that you provide your correct contact details and delivery details I do not cover costs of redelivery if they have been returned to sender.

About the Artist

I'm Samantha, a contemporary abstract realism artist from the southwest of the UK. My childhood in a sea fishing family, full of wildlife enthusiasts has instilled in me a lifelong fascination with the coastline. Bliue and green spaces.

When I'm not engrossed in my painting, you can find me paddle boarding, indulging in wild swimming, or going on walks with my faithful companion, Netty the Boarder Terrier.~My ArtIn my art I look to capture the mesmerising beauty of the natural world; directing my focus towards the natural energies and the profound connection we share with wildlife.

To infuse life into my work, I manipulate an intricate interplay of colour, shadows, light, and movement. I often incorporate things that I find in nature to replace traditional painting equipment, such as feathers and shells - giving me a deeper sense of connection with the natural world.Using a blend of mixed media, I employ bold, contrasting, and precise colours, often using visible brushstrokes, and broken lines. When working with watercolours and inks, I use vibrant hues and fluid marks to convey my vision.

Each of my pieces is crafted with the intention of exuding a sense of freshness to captivate viewers, and seamlessly harmonise with both contemporary and traditional settings