The image on the 2018 Small Publishers Fair card shows a view from Sollas, North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Artist and publisher, Laurie Clark – subject of this year’s special exhibition – worked there one summer. She explains:
“We stayed in the `white house` for six days, August 21st to the 27th in 2011. The view from the house is over to Vatersay.
The little house felt rather like a nest and was dark and cosy with a peat fire. Thankfully there was also a newish hut by the water with a long table and plenty of space and light to draw. I worked all day for the time we were there and managed to complete the 100 drawings needed for the 100 Harebells book. Tom went out during the day walking the hills and brought me back the necessary flowers. I worked with the flowers he brought back selecting each flower at random, each one as important as the next.”
100 Harebells and its companion 100 Buttercups will be available for sale at Small Publishers Fair 2018 at the Moschatel Press table. They both cost £10.