By Flora McLachlan.
Thistledown, etching, 9 x 10cm
A memory of living in the South Downs; chalky fields lit under the moonlight, the black velvety sky full of spinning stars and floating thistledown, the air scented with elderflowers.
Etching on Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper.
Edition of 150. 45/150
Arrives in a board mount and wrapped for protection.
Flora's pictures are of ancient and enchanted landscapes where guardian spirit-like animals roam, shadowed by woods where the holly springs green amongst the bare oaks and beeches.
Flora is inspired by the quests of medieval romance poetry – the idea of venturing forth into the wild world of trees and thorns, searching for a glimpse of the white hart.
She is a Fellow member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), and became a Fellow in 2013.
Flora is now establishing a print workshop of her own in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, on the edge of a wild and scented moor, surrounded by lichened trees.