MM: You have always loved your garden and seem to know the name of every flower out there, but what is your favourite flower?
CL: I think I would have to say Bearded Iris but difficult to home in on one in particular. In fact it is wild flowers that I know the names of, and to choose a favourite of those would be impossible!
MM: I know you love to travel to India, where or what most captured your heart and why?
CL: Rajasthan without a doubt blew me away. I think it was the colour, the vivacity of the people, the amazing palaces - just the feeling of exuberance.
MM: When I asked you to do the drawings to help me create this collection were you excited at the prospect?
CL: I was more than delighted and flattered. Just the sort of absorbing project I love.
MM: You work really fast and filled many pages with sketches in no time at all, do you ever have to rub out a line or does it generally just ‘go right’?
CL: I use a rubber all the time! The only thing I can draw straight off is a flower, mainly I think because I draw them actual size rather than having to shrink them like a landscape.
MM: Are you happy with how the blocks have worked out?
CL: Its always a delight to see a drawing come to life as a block and I think these worked really well.
MM: Do you enjoy block printing? and what is your favourite art form?
CL: I love block printing - linocutting is close to my heart and blocks are similar. I think its the will it/won’t it moment of the first print which is slightly addictive.
MM: Whats going on in your artistic life at the moment?
CL: I have developed a technique of incorporating linocutting with either acrylics or watercolours which I am enjoying. I’m always looking for newideas and I’m working on a series of little birds on wood panels using this method....which are available via her instagram @veryan66