The Flower Hunter: Creating a Floral Love Story Inspired by the Landscape (Hardcover)
In her second book, Lucy Hunter invites us to join her on a personal journey to the places and spaces that she loves best, and which inspire her work as a floral artist and garden designer.
Lucy explores the drama of the mountains, the ever-changing light of the coast and the enduring romance of the countryside, and even finds natural beauty in the most urban of places before returning home to give free rein to the creativity inspired by these different landscapes. In The Flower Hunter: Creating a floral love story inspired by the landscape, Lucy shows how to draw inspiration from the natural world and scale it down to create floral arrangements, dried and pressed flowers, and natural pigments for mark making. More than just a guide to flower arranging, the book encourages us to pause and look, to open our minds and souls to the beauty of nature, allowing it to spark our creativity and encourage a sense of experimentation. Follow in Lucy’s footsteps and fill your world with flowers, craft, and beauty.
About the Author
Lucy Hunter (lucytheflowerhunter) is an award-winning landscape designer with 20 years’ experience of creating gardens and outdoor spaces. A photographer and fine artist, she describes herself as “a restless creative”. Lucy is passionate about the natural world, especially flowers and landscapes. She travels the globe, designing gardens and teaching sell-out floral design workshops. Her first book is The Flower Hunter: Seasonal flowers inspired by nature and gathered from the garden (also published by Ryland Peters & Small). Lucy lives in North Wales, UK, with her husband, dogs, and cats.
It reads much like a novel and often transports the reader to Lucy’s world of wafting, romance, nature love and inspiration. I have a lot of flower books, but I’ve already read this one cover to cover and know that I will reference it and reread much of it for years to come - TJ McGrath of of TJM Design
A stunning celebration of nature and creativity - Wildflower magazine
A lovely, easy-to-follow book for readers looking for ways to capture the allure of nature around them - Library Journal
Encourage[s] the drive to create and also embrace[s] an appreciation for the natural world - Publishers Weekly
In her new book, The Flower Hunter: Creating a Floral Love Story Inspired by the Landscape, Lucy Hunter wraps her arms, heart, and mind around places and recreates them in her studio. Light, romance, and drama are distilled into a vase – Slow Flowers Journal