While this image might make most people think of Hedwig from Harry Potter, it was actually not on my mind when I painted it. I’ve always loved owls, and few years back I was lucky enough to be able to go to a place they have a bunch of birds of pray and have an “owl experience”. The experience included both meeting and learning more about the owls, as well as having them fly to my hand, which was truly amazing. While some of the birds are large, they weight so little! One of the birds I got to meet, but was only shown, was a Snowy Owl, which is the basis of this image.