Laurel Burch was a self-taught artist and "Flower child" who sold handmade jewellery on the streets of San Francisco in the 1960s. From her fertile imagination, she created brilliantly coloured, vibrant and moving themes with paint and paper, exquisitely embellished with gold and silver.In this piece, one of Laurel's closest friends is depicted with two of her favourite animals to paint - a pair of mystical horses. Maria, a lifelong friend of Laurel's, made her home on a hillside above a stunning blue lagoon on a remote coastline in Mexico, which provided endless creative inspiration.