36 - Guardian of the Forest

The Guardian of the Forest is handsome, chivalrous and romantic. She is inspired by the virtuous knights depicted in tapestries by the artist Edward Burne-Jones, as well as the nature-inspired patterns of designer William Morris. She nobly protects the right of access to the royal forests. Like her trusty steed, she is at one with nature - a knight to remember!

By Emma McKinlay

Emma McKinlay's studies in the History of Art inspire her artwork. Her printmaking has previously been exhibited at Christ Church College, Oxford, but she likes experimenting in all media. Currently recovering from a stem cell transplant, she is living with her family in Lincolnshire whilst working on creative projects.