From the artist:
This owl sees in the dark, seeking truth, and becoming wise from what it sees. It's our guardian in the darkness and silence of the night. I have an affinity with this as I have the same inner qualities as an owl. Often I don't have lights on in the darkness of winter mornings or evenings and there is a part of my personality that loves being in dark and observing everything. Its when we become very stiil inside and in harmony with our surroundings that we gain insights and inner wisdom. This painting is a portrait of my inner self akin to that of this wise owl, keenly observing the world and seeing clearly in the darkness.