Sponsor: Reymond Langton Design • Artist: Annabel Menheneott
About the owl Every winter short-eared owls descend on Britain, as they leave the Arctic chill to hunt, flying over the waves more than 100 miles from land. Most of us don't think of owls at sea so Sea Owl highlights an aspect of owl behaviour and habitat not normally associated with the species. Sea Owl stands with waves crashing over him and features the vibrant colours of the sea. As well as the short eared owls coming to Britain, Blakiston's fish owl, the largest living species of owl, is a fish owl, specializes in hunting in riparian areas and lives in coastal wooded environments. It is an Endangered Species due to the widespread loss of riverine forest, increasing development along rivers and dam construction. Artist Annabel Menheneott says "I see this as an important area to highlight that we should respect and try and preserve our coastal environments".
About the sponsor Bath based international award winning interior and exterior design company for Superyachts.
About the artist Annabel is a contemporary artist based in Bath who produces dramatic seascapes captured in acrylics, reflecting the shifting coastal environment, using bold, strong and purposeful brush strokes, palette knives and large brushes allow Annabel the freedom to create exciting painterly marks. Annabel has exhibited nationally and more recently at the Royal Academy as part of the Summer Exhibition preview events in aid of Marie Curie where she will return this July.
Where? North Parade Buildings, Bath BA1 1NS. Near Sally Lunn's & The Huntman pub. 0900-2300 Mon-Sat. 1200-2200 Sun.