Having seen a painting of mine, bought by her sister, a customer came to my studio to look at all the other art I had for sale. We ended up agreeing for me to do a commissioned piece based on a short-eared owl I was working on at the time.
Exploring the night-time world of native owls, the piece focuses on the owl, seen throughout the British Isles at various times of the year. A unique atmosphere is created by the owl staring straight at the viewer, dominating the composition.
The customer's feedback was short but to the point "Short-eared Owl is fab!!!"