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Kathleen Lindsley, April Snow Showers - Cone-gatherers

April Snow Showers

‘In his spare time, Calum carves rabbits and squirrels from pieces of wood. He doesn’t
question his position in life, longing only to be free with the birds in the trees.’

Julian Hoffman introduces us to The Cone-Gatherers – two brothers who are set to work in the woods of a Scottish estate harvesting the cones of the trees for seed. His article on Robin Jenkins’ novel was published in issue 47 of Slightly Foxed, and was illustrated with April Snow Showers, a wonderful wood engraving of the forest by Kathleen Lindsley.

About the contributor

Kathleen Lindsley was born in Gibraltar and studied fine art at Newcastle before she began engraving in 1974. She now lives on the Isle of Skye, where she and her partner have restored a croft at Colbost as both a studio and the Raven Press Gallery. Kathleen uses engraving to interpret and record the area in which she lives, and her prints beautifully evoke the landscape and wildlife of Skye. She uses blocks made of end-grain boxwood to make her engravings, and prints her designs on fine papers using an Albion hand press. She has produced illustrations for The Fleece, The Whittington Press and The Folio Society.

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