Three Decades of Australian Spectacular

Title:
Painting the Ancient Land of Australia

Author:
Philip Hughes

Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Through work created over three decades, Hughes’ love letter to Australia takes the reader on a journey through some of the world’s most spectacular geological formations. His bold, graphic style complemented by expressive blocks of colour seems particularly suited to depicting the Australian landscape, from broad, rolling plains to vast, imposing land forms. Often informed by maps and aerial photographs, Hughes’ paintings also highlight the impact of human intervention on the land as well as the effects of bush fires.