Owl and Moon

Jean Royle created this original Christmas card design of the ‘Owl and Moon’ in the 1980s. It was made as a lino print measuring 3¼” x 5″ and printed in dark brown ink on buff coloured paper. A comparison between this and her earlier version of an owl as a card design shows a more naturalistic and less decorative description of the subject matter. Here the owl is in his natural domain, not fringed by decorative ivy leaves, but brooding beneath a moonlit sky, silent and solitary.