The slideshow shows a sample of paintings featuring scenes from gorges in North Western Australian. You can pause the slideshow by moving your mouse over the main image. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, please note its title and click here. And if you’d like to know about the gorges, scroll down below the slideshow for an introduction.
The gorges of North Western Australia
Western Australia has a range of magnificent gorges, cut into the ancient rocks by fast-flowing rivers, and protected by their National Park status. With raw rock, dramatic forms and rich colours, the gorges make superb subjects for dramatic paintings. Here are three of my favourites…
The Karijini National Park lies in the Hamersley Ranges in the Pilbara region of northwestern Western Australia approximately 1,000 kilometres (650 miles) from Perth, our state capital. It is the second largest national park in Western Australia with an area of 627,442 hectares.
The astonishing Bungle Bungle Range of gorges, sandstone towers and beehive-like sandstone domes lies in the 239,723-hectare Purnululu National Park, a World Heritage Site in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.
The spectacular Murchison River gorges in the Kalbarri National Park allow easy visitor access and dramatic views of the gorges from the clifftops above the river.