FionaSpirals

I've been walking, birdwatching, and observing the North Kent Marshes for 25 years. They begin at the end of my road, next to the ancient church of St Mary's, Higham. Not many local people appreciated the marshes until they were under threat from a proposed huge airport, and now the Lower Thames Crossing. These issues have deepened my appreciation and I've been involved in doing a lot of conservation work, as well as my artwork.
As an artist, I started 20 years ago with writing poetry about the marsh. More recently I moved into experimenting through paint, mixed media, collage, and photography, trying to capture the immense but subtle power of this space.
I've always loved the water, and have canoed on the Medway and Thames for years. I am also an avid climber, and have brought everything together by using torn-up pages of climbing and bird magazines to make my collages. Look carefully and you might find a hand, a foot, a rope, a wing...
I hope you enjoy my work. You can buy it through the website, and I also work to commission.

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