Barn Owl in graphite on paper, 14″x 10″ (355mm x 254mm).
Once you’ve seen a Barn Owl flying free in the wild, you’ll never forget it. An all-too-rare experience, but such an uplifting one from these majestic silent hunters. This piece captures a Barn Owl as it is about to set out to hunt for the night, the strong contrasts and detail in the face really bringing the subject to the fore. The subject almost glows in the strong lighting, it’s feathers soft, it’s eyes keen, talons sharp.