Based in Western Australia, Guy Grey-Smith exhibited nationally, participated in key international exhibitions, received Queens Honours Awards, and was a spirited contributor and active participant in the national arts scene. Granted access for the first time to Guy's notebooks, war-time sketches, correspondence and estate, Andrew Gaynor draws a fascinating portrait of a country boy whose life was first liberated, then stalled, by the brutality of war.
Teaching himself to draw while interned in prisoner of war camps, Guy went on to create some of the most enduring and powerful images of the Australian landscape, redolent with colour, texture and an unmistakable life force. Guy Grey-Smith: Life Force is the first book about this outstanding Australian artist and his remarkable 35-year career.
Shortlisted for the 2012 WA Premier's Book Award for WA History