Owl - Barn
8 x 12 Inch (20 x 30 CM)
Acrylic on stretched canvas, set in a bespoke natural wood tray frame 2021
Habitat: The barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl in the world and one of the most widespread of all species of birds, being found almost everywhere in the world except for the polar and desert regions,
The Barn Owl population decline is largely a result of reduced food supply, with fewer areas of rough grassland available for hunting. They primarily eat voles but also regularly include mice, shrews and rats in their diet. The loss of old barns and increased road deaths are also significant in many areas.
Classified as Least Concern under the IUCN Red List for Threatened Species.
The European population is estimated at 111,000-230,000 *pairs
Painted using impasto marks of heavy bodied paint and palette knife , accents and a background of metallic copper acrylic.
Data from IUCN website 2021
*approximate count know at the time of writing.
Exhibited at The Gallery Gate in Doncaster January-February 2022 in my solo show “Jeopardised”