cambridge contemporary art

Flora McLachlan

Flora McLachlan studied art at Brighton College and went on to complete an MA in English Literature at Brasnose College, Oxford. She has exhibited throughout the UK, including at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2005, at Glyndebourne, Lewes and at the Mall Galleries, London.

"My pictures are records of things seen and imagined by twilight or moonglow. 
I take inspiration from my studies of English literature, myth and legend. I try to express a sense of the enchantment I feel is embedded in our ancient landscape. I try to imagine the secret face of the land, when the light fades and the creatures come out to roam.
I'm feeling for a lost or hidden magic, a glimpse through trees of the white hart. My preferred technique is etching. I love its atmosphere, the deep mysterious blacks and the glowing whites. During the long etching process, my original idea changes, and grows, with the working of the metal. The act of creation continues with the printing of the image; many of my etchings are underprinted with a painterly mono-collagraph plate, and most are complex and demand a concentrated and meditative approach to the inking and printing."

Go to our Printmaking Techniques page for more information on how these prints are created

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £65 - £250.


The First Leaves

etching

The White Hart

etching

When the Wind Comes to Carry us Away

etching

In the Wood

etching

Shadowed Air

etching

By Owl-Light

collagraph


Fox-Nest

etching

Full Moon

etching