About Hilary Kington
Fascinated by salt marshes, Hilary Kington records the wildlife and views of salt marshes in sketches, paintings and woodcuts.
What began as a couple of months of salt marsh sketching has turned into years of fascination with this habitat. The number of sketches continues to grow and has become a lifetime’s passion.
Salt marsh is grassland regularly flooded by the tide made even more enchanting with its backdrop of birds and boats. It is an exciting and inspiring place endlessly altered by the influence of water, light and weather.
“My love of tidal landscapes first began when my husband and I worked together on a fishing boat in the Severn Estuary and then the English Channel. While I have exchanged fishing nets for sketchbooks I have never lost my passion for the sea and its wildlife.
I am fortunate to have exhibited my work at some great venues including:
- Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London. This is a very prestigious gallery near Buckingham Palace.
- The Wildlife Art Society International. Their annual exhibition takes place at Nature in Art in near Gloucester.
- Scottish Ornithologists’ Club. A beautiful gallery made even more special by a great view over Aberlady salt marsh!
- Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society. They kindly invited me to take part in their centennial exhibition.
- Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge. My local birding centre as it’s HQ is just upstream from my salt marshes.”
You can see some of Hilary’s woodcuts and watercolours here at the On-line Gallery.