Leslie Elaine Robinson from Kirkfield, Ontario in the lovely Kawartha Lakes district east of Lake Simcoe is a naturalist who paints primarily using pastels the wonderful diversity of wildlife in this region.
Her reverence for birds are so evident in her work and following in Robert Bateman's footsteps she brings a fierce intensity by the use of simplicity.
Here the focus is primarily on the horned owl so full of life, personality, muscle and will perched above the forest floor. The branch the owl has grasped is snow covered but under him it's not, he's been there for a while. In the background are only shadows highlighting a moment in the life of a Canadian forest.
Robinson is a listed Canadian artist since 1984 and is represented by: 'Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives'.
Vintage original frame bumped lower right, lithograph in good condition.
A limited edition, numbered 10/200.
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Frame: 17 3/4" x 20 3/4" Image: 10" x 13"