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Introduction by Kay Syrad * Orkney [Northern Scotland] * Assynt [Northwest Scotland] * Rannoch Moor [Central Highlands, Scotland] * Islay - The West Coast [Southern Hebrides] * Hadrian's Wall [Northumberland] * The Three Peaks [Yorkshire] * Cornwall - South West Coastal Path [Cornwall] * Stonehenge [Wiltshire] * Avebury and Silbury [Wiltshire] * Ridgeway [Wiltshire] * South Downs Way [Sussex]
The distinguished artist Philip Hughes records eleven iconic walks across the length and breadth of Britain in more than 140 beautifully reproduced artworks.
Philip Hughes is a widely exhibited artist. Born in London he studied at Cambridge University. Self-taught as an artist, his vision has been shaped by extensive travel linked to a preoccupation with the structure of landscape and the archaeology of ancient cultures. Hughes' work is represented in numerous public collections including The British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the UK Government Collection in London, UK and the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., U.S.A. He served on the council of the Royal College of Art (1987-1992), on the board of the Design Museum (1990-1996) and as Chairman of the Trustees of the National Gallery (1996-2000).
'Beautifully reproduced artworks ... make contemporary some of the most ancient and formidable landmarks of the British Isles ... stunning paintings' - Wildlife