Paintings from the river estuary and the beach

Art derived from a river estuary and from the beaches along the south coast of england. I have gathered items on the beach, pebbles that resemble faces or creatures (mimetoliths) that I have collected and recorded before they are washed away again by the tide.
There are ray egg cases that resemble strange dancers when they are washed onto the beach emptied of eggs and they blow along in the wind.
The river retreats as the tide goes out revealing strange shaped islands that have odd characters to them. And there are birds, some surprisingly exotic like the little egret that pads in the shallow pools feeling with its feet to catch small fish or the cormorant with its awkward flight. There are a lot of wading birds like oyster catchers, redshanks, turnstones, and crows and gulls in large numbers too.
All of these elements compete for attention and as an artist I always feel humbled by the scale of the task in attempting to interpret the scene. 
I have a feeling that we may at any minute lose what we have of the natural world through neglect or abuse so it has to be appreciated now.

 

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