We are delighted to announce that Fiona Parkinson is joining our team of innovative artists this Spring.
Fiona’s childhood took her from Yorkshire to South Africa and back again to an unsettled life on the North East coast of England. Throughout this upbringing, her interest in expressing herself through art became a constant, may be even a requirement, and as soon as she was able, she continued to explore this passion in further education.
She graduated in 2015 with a first class Batchelor’s degree and was then awarded a Master’s degree with distinction whilst collecting the College of Arts Award at Lincoln University. She has exhibited across the UK, Europe and US and has been featured by the media, appearing a number of times on BBC radio.
Her art diverged from what may be considered more mainstream techniques early in her studies with a chance introduction to butterflies.
Since graduating and moving to her studio in Stratford on Avon her work has continued to explore contradictions in our experience of the world including beauty and fragility, fear and love, and life and death. Her unique techniques fuse modern technology with ancient methods to producing striking images which evoke fascination and emotion in equal measure.
“My techniques combine traditional methods of preservation with modern tools and technology to create beautiful pieces of artwork that can equally inspire emotion and wonder. Given the variation in every specimen, each piece is unique and is hand crafted by me in my studio or the lab.
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