Flora McLachlan

Flora McLachlan

Flora McLachlan was born in Littlehampton, West Sussex in 1974 and is now based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.  She studied Art at Brighton College of Technology and completed a PDD in Illustration at West Hertfordshire College, in 1999.  She is a member of Oxford Printmakers, Aberystwyth Printmakers and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).

Flora’s preferred technique is etching. During the long etching process. Her original idea changes and grows with the working of the metal, therefore the act of creation continues with the printing of the image. Many of her etchings are under-printed with a painterly mono-collagraph plate. Most are complex and demand a concentrated and meditative approach to the inking and printing.

‘As I work on my pictures, I want to evoke a single charmed moment out of time, a magical vision that stills. The scene is our ancient and enchanted landscape, roamed by guardian spirit-like animals, shadowed by woods. Where the holly springs green amongst the bare oaks and beeches.’

Flora McLachlan

Flora McLachlan was born in Littlehampton, West Sussex in 1974 and is now based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.  She studied Art at Brighton College of Technology and completed a PDD in Illustration at West Hertfordshire College, in 1999.  She is a member of Oxford Printmakers, Aberystwyth Printmakers and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).

Flora’s preferred technique is etching. During the long etching process. Her original idea changes and grows with the working of the metal, therefore the act of creation continues with the printing of the image. Many of her etchings are under-printed with a painterly mono-collagraph plate. Most are complex and demand a concentrated and meditative approach to the inking and printing.

‘As I work on my pictures, I want to evoke a single charmed moment out of time, a magical vision that stills. The scene is our ancient and enchanted landscape, roamed by guardian spirit-like animals, shadowed by woods. Where the holly springs green amongst the bare oaks and beeches.’

Flora McLachlan