The Flower Hunter ~ Lucy Hunter
Seasonal flowers inspired by nature and gathered from the garden.
In The Flower Hunter, Lucy Hunter takes us on an inspirational journey through a year in her garden and artist’s studio set among the mountains of North Wales.
I think this is the book I've been most excited about for months now! If you follow Lucy on Instagram then you will know why. Her beautiful floral artistry, landscape design, Restless Creatives podcast, accompanied by her self-deprecating humour draw you in to her world.
Lucy's evocative, gently humorous words accompany her glorious photographs and exquisite floral arrangements, as she encourages the reader to marvel at the intricate cycles of the natural world, develop their own innate creativity and to look for beauty in the everyday. Her garden provides the raw materials for Lucy's floral artistry – breathtaking naturalistic arrangements with the painterly beauty and flourish of a Dutch still life.
Simple projects accompany Lucy’s text, from drying garden flowers for an autumnal wreath to making your own journals and natural dyes to assembling lavish arrangements that showcase the voluptuous beauty of garden roses. Lucy believes that we all have a creative voice buried deep within. The Flower Hunter will encourage you to find your own creativity and help it to blossom.
Lucy Hunter has a Fine Art BA (Hons) degree and over 20 years' experience working as an award-winning landscape designer, floral artist, and self-taught photographer. Passionate about her garden and the natural landscape, Lucy is constantly exploring ways to soften the boundaries between inside and out, capturing transitory shifts in nature and the seasons. Lucy knows what plants work together, the soil conditions they need to thrive and understands how composition, form, texture and scale work to create a standout garden.
Lucy holds workshops across the world on floral design, composing the perfect image, and finding your creative voice and can be found on Instagram @theflowerhunter She lives in North Wales, UK with her husband, the teenager, and two dogs.