Fiona Morton

I was born in Glasgow in 1988 and grew up in nearby Bearsden. I have always been fascinated by wildlife, particularly birds. This lifelong obsession for the natural world, enhanced by childhood family holidays to the isle of Islay, has been the catalyst for my pursuit of a career in ornithology, conservation and the outdoors.

I have always been keen on drawing birds and enjoy creating ornithological art as an amateur from home.

Experiences of wildlife in its natural habitat inspire most of my work, within which birds feature most prominently. Guidance and encouragement from Scottish linocut artist Hugh Bryden have led to exciting new opportunities and I was lucky enough to hold my first joint exhibition with Hugh at Gatehouse of Fleet in summer 2016.

I hope to continue to develop my skills and draw inspiration from the natural world. I am now based in Dunblane where I live with my husband Neil and work as an offshore ornithological environmental consultant.