Even criminals stay indoors when it’s cold outside, which is why white-collar and cyber crimes suit Norwegian and Glaswegian novelists. In the Red Centre of Australia, author Leo Nix can let his literary heroes and villains loose to create apocalyptical trouble 365 days a year.
Original oil paintings by Kathy (Ryn) Shell.
Rainbow Valley, Central Australia, original oil paintings by Kathy (Ryn) Shell. Sold, and in private collections.
"Seventy-five percent of Australia is arid desert, and it just becomes a magical place at sundown and sunrise. At night the stars blanket the sky from horizon to horizon. Having been raised on the coast, swimming in the ocean nearly every day of every weekend and school holidays, when I discovered the desert I immediately fell in love with it."
~ author Leo Nix.
Images of artwork: Copyright © 2017 Ryn Shell.
Uluru, large, original watercolours, painted on location from a sandhill viewpoint, by Kathy (Ryn) Shell.
"I once found the psychopath personality fascinating; I studied their personalities, their quirks, and their behaviours. But now, having treated so many of their victims in therapy, I don’t feel much more than loathing. I found my perfect setting was the Australian desert, so I add a psychopathic enemy, complete anarchy and plenty of heroes.
"Thus was born Sundown Apocalypse, a post-apocalypse series set in the great Red Centre of Australia right on the edges of the Simpson Desert."
~ author Leo Nix.
This image is of Coopers Creek, an original oil painting, painted in outback Australia, near Birdsville, by Kathy (Ryn) Shell. Sold and in private collection.
Original pallet knife oil painting of Fountain Springs, by Kathy (Ryn) Shell.
Fountain Springs is in the Selwyn Range, between Cloncurry and Mount Isa, Australia.
The Selwyn Range is a rugged mountain range near Mount Isa and Cloncurry in north-west Queensland, Australia, composed largely of Proterozoic metamorphic rocks. It is a ruggedly beautiful country out there.
"My series currently centres on Birdsville, Marree, Alice Springs, Longreach and Mount Isa."
The Novels by Leo Nix
"This is an outstanding series... am waiting with baited breath to get all of the books. An outstanding wordsmith...each page jumps alive as you read. Keep up the great work!" GA
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