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The Beach

Illustrated by Brian Simmonds


For many Australians, the beach is the place where summer weekends begin and end, where meditative winter walks provide sanctuary from the hustle and bustle, and where families, friends and lovers gather to picnic, watch the sunset or walk the dog. In The Beach, award-winning artist Brian Simmonds explores the beauty and diversity of our coastline, and its role in Australian life. Simmonds’s evocative pastel and pencil illustrations, accompanied by poetry and prose from well-known Australian writers, makes for the perfect gift book for locals and tourists alike.


'It is a colourful and attractive series of pastel and pencil drawings of beach scenes from up and down the west coast …' History West

ISBN 9781925816532 (Hardback)
Formats Large Format Illustrated (280 x 230mm) (Hardback)
Categories Father's Day 2021
Art & Photography
Gift Ideas
New Releases
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2020
Pages 104
  • Brian simmonds

    Brian Simmonds

    Brian Simmonds was born in Subiaco and worked for many years as a lithographer in the printing industry while studying art in the evenings. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Curtin University and worked for The Sunday Times, New Idea and an advertising agency before he became a professional artist in 1990. He has exhibited his work many times and won numerous prizes for drawing, oil painting and mixed media works. His work can be found in many private and public collections in Australia. Read more

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