Painting with Andrew’s poem

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Fremantle Press has published a new book of Brian Simmonds’ paintings. His last book, the river, focused on the Swan River and included two of Andrew’s poems.  His latest book, rottnest island, focuses on of Rottnest Island and includes..

The painter has chosen Andrew’s poem “Beachcombing” to accompany his painting “Wintertime, Bathurst Lighthouse in the distance”..

Concerning rottnest island, the publisher states: “Just 19 km off the coast of Fremantle in Western Australia, Rottnest Island – fondly known as ‘Rotto’ – is visited by over half a million people each year. Award-winning artist Brian Simmonds brings one of Australia’s iconic islands to life with his oils and mixed media colour paintings and sketches. Simmonds’ beautiful paintings and illustrations accompany uniquely local poetry and prose from well-known Australian writers such as Tim Winton and Craig Silvey.”.

rottnest island also includes poems by two fine Western Australian poets, Hal Colebatch and Nicholas Hasluck.

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