Floris Books launches exhibition of artwork from its Traditional Scottish Tales series

Scottish folk and fairy tales provide the focus for a new exhibition opening this Thursday at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

The exhibition is made up of illustrations from three new picture books which aim to bring old Scottish stories to life for young children.

It features artwork from three talented young illustrators, Matthew Land (The Dragon Stoorworm), Philip Longson (The Tale of Tam Linn) and Ruchi Mhasane (The Selkie Girl). All three illustrators have graduated from art school within the last two years, and for Matthew and Philip, these are their first picture books.

From the Dragon Stoorworm – who is said to have formed Scotland’s many islands – to the Selkie – a girl who turns into a seal – and the tale of Tam Linn – a legend originating in the Scottish Borders – these traditional myths and legends have been passed down through years of oral tradition, and are now brought to life with stunning new illustrations.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 11th December 2014 to 24th January 2015, with original artwork and limited edition prints for sale.

More details here.