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Cape Arid

Written by Alex Nikulinsky and Philippa Nikulinsky


Husband-and-wife team Philippa and Alex Nikulinsky journey into isolated outback regions, often staying for months at a time, to paint the Australian bush.

Cape Arid National Park is a fascinating and remote area on the far south-eastern coast of Western Australia. Braving howling winds, grit, sleet, 43-degree heat and thousands of flies the Nikulinskys travel rough sandy tracks to be rewarded by shimmering seas, islands and unique flora and fauna.

Cape Arid is an incredible accomplishment’ Artist’s Chronicle

‘… richly detailed book …’ Subiaco Post

‘… an exquisite pictorial record of this little-known wilderness …’ The Weekend Australian

‘Stunning new large format botanical and landscape images from the south coast of Western Australia’ Australian Garden History

‘This is a delightful volume filled with Philippa’s meticulous, watercolour paintings of plants, birds, insects and animals, complemented by bold, black and white landscapes by husband Alex …’ Australasian Systematic Botany Society Journal

Cape Arid is a book of superb watercolour and pen and ink illustrations that provide the reader, the viewer, with a real insight into the Cape Arid country of WA’s South West.’ Farm Weekly

ISBN 9781922089007 (Hardback)
Formats Large Format Illustrated (233 x 410mm) (Hardback)
Categories Gift Ideas
Sport, Travel & Entertainment
Gardening & Nature
Art & Photography
Pages 64
Publication Year 2012
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Alex nikulinsky

    Alex Nikulinsky

    Alex Nikulinsky is a graduate of the Claremont School of Art where he also taught and exhibited. His paintings have been exhibited in the Moore’s Gallery in Fremantle. Read more

  • Philippa nikulinsky

    Philippa Nikulinsky

    Philippa Nikulinsky is the most celebrated of the wildlife artists living in Western Australia. Her particular specialty is recording the phenomenal natural history in this enormous state, a history that provides a famous national heritage that has fascinated experts and artists alike from the time of exploration onwards. Her reputation rests not merely in matters of accuracy, but in the degree of finesse and accomplishment in the design and arrangement of her subjects. Read more