By Flora McLachlan.
Horses bathing, etching, 9 x 10cm
Years ago when I lived in Oxford I saw horses swimming and splashing in the river one hot night on Port Meadow. And the buttercups were lit up by the moon.
Etching on Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper.
Edition of 100. 23/100
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.