The image on the 2018 Small Publishers Fair card showed a view from Sollas, North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Artist and publisher, Laurie Clark – subject of that 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 is published by Wax366. It features 100 drawings of 100 Harebells on 100 pages. Wax366 is based in Glasgow and directed by artist David Bellingham.