After a formal training at The Ruskin, she explored abstraction while studying at The Central School of Art and fell in love with printmaking, which she continued to develop at Atelier 17 in Paris, with S W Hayter. In recent years her work has acquired a more spiritual aspect, a celebration of life through landscape. There is a purity and lightness in her most recent paintings and her new large-scale prints.
The show will be accompanied by the launch of a special limited edition book made up of two parts presented in a slipcase. Section One is a hard back in full colour illustrating McLaren’s life works and includes an essay by Mel Gooding describing the work and the powerful influences which have inspired her throughout her 80 years. Section Two is a biographical dialogue with the artist in conversation with Silvie Turner.