Award winning artist Silvana McLean RSW, well-known and loved artist from Moniaive, died in 2018 leaving a body of work inspired by landscapes of the far north – mainly Shetland and Iceland. The Artist’s Tale is an illustrated response by Moniaive writers to a remarkable artist’s work – ‘it’s pared down, spare beauty opens up a space for conversation with the viewer and invites their contribution.' These poems illustrate so well the mystery and depth of her art. Silvana aspired to paint the way a poet writes. “This book is a wonderful tribute to her memory.” Alastair McLean.