wildlife watercolours of

Hilary Kington

My love of coastal wildlife began many years ago when I worked on an inshore fishing boat, first in the Bristol Channel and then the English Channel.

Wading birds are a favourite and often the best place from which to view them is the salt marsh. Over the years I have grown to value these marshlands and enjoy studying and sketching this unique habitat.

Most of all I like to depict wildlife within its natural habitat and try to capture the atmosphere of the moment.  Water, light and movement constantly fascinate me and I find birds in flight very exciting.

I use traditional transparent watercolours together with gouache (pronounced gwash or goo-ash) to give "body" and often use Caran D'Ache Supracolor Aquarelle water-soluble pencils to add a unique texture. 

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