Holly’s inspiration for this painting came from photographer Raymond Barlow’s video and photograph of these soaked Great Horned Owlets in Southern Ontario, Canada. These owlets had been raised rather precariously in the hand of this 5-fingered tree, surviving against the odds through high wind and pouring rain, “proof of our resilience to life’s storms.”
Holly Kavonic is a self-taught oil painter specializing in Hyperrealism. Born and raised in South Africa, Holly now resides in California. Through her paintings, she aims to capture the indescribable beauty that can be found in even the most unlikely subject matter and to celebrate the magnificence of beauty and life itself.