Philippa Nikulinsky is the most celebrated of the wildlife artists living in Western Australia. Her particular speciality 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.
Arid zones make up 70% of Australia's landmass, yet many of us are unaware of the amazing plants and animals that populate these areas. This book takes us on a journey through the deserts of Australia, with beautiful paintings of the plants and animals on almost every page. Perfect for anyone interested in natural history or botanical art. Dave
Nikulinsky's biological illustrations . . . bring the beauty of Australia's desert flora and wildlife to vibrant detail. -- SciTech Book News You never know what Philippa is going to bring back from her trips because few other botanical artists venture far from the car. -- Sunday Times For readers who forget how much of this continent is, in fact, 'arid area' . . . this book is a discovery. -- Bulletin