Why do I paint owls? Many of you have posed this question to me, and it has caused me to pause and reflect. Why owls? The way that I arrive at a subject is not a cognitive decision, but rather an organic process that is guided by my soul. It is an inkling, a nudge that moves me in the direction of my subject. So at your prompting, I began to reflect on the symbolic meaning of owls and why they are popping up in my work. What are these owls trying to express? Owls are associated with spiritual and intellectual wisdom, foresight, protection, intuition and transition. These are qualities that I have long been cultivating within myself. It's no wonder, then, that owls have found their way into my paintings.