By Flora McLachlan.
Flying dreams, etching, 9 x 10cm
Soft thistledown floating from the sunbaked spiny thistles and drifting like dreams through the moonlit night air.
Etching on Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper.
Edition of 150. 39/150
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.