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Fiona has exhibited internationally, most recently at the 8th Beijing International Art Biennale, 2019. She writes:

'I love to 'go missing' in the landscape, forgetting everything, just feeling my own space and getting back in touch with myself again. Today's life is so busy and it can be hard to find time connect fully with nature or your inner world. This inner world of imagination and fantasy combined with experiences from travels and places are pivotal aspects of my work. There is also an underlying narrative to many of my paintings and some reflect on the search for those quiet places, thoughts on the transience of life, people and places remembered.

When I paint I feel my way emotionally through imaginary landscapes or landscapes which are remembered or totally inspired by materials. My 'paint marks are equivalents for a journey through paint, they are paint poems. The experience of exploring colours and watching the painting emerge is as real as being in nature. Much of my artwork reflects on things felt and seen and what I call the 'unseen.'

Often I overlap landscape, still life or figures as part of my belief that everything is connected and I want to convey something about this unity.

Recent trips to China and a painting Fellowship next to the Great Wall of China led to a deepening interest in calligraphy which I have been exploring through a series of ink paintings inspired by living next to the Great Wall of China. Calligraphic marks combined with specific colours evoke and create new places for me to journey through.'