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Silas Clifford-Smith

Silas Clifford-Smith reviews 'Orchids of Australia' by John J. Riley and David P. Banks

May 2003, no. 251 01 May 2003
This beautiful book showcases the botanical orchid illustrations of John Riley, a retired shearer whom some regard as Australia’s finest living botanical illustrator. Riley started drawing Australian orchids in the 1970s, and this volume includes subjects that date back to 1992. It lists 150 works. Those who take book titles literally will assume that this volume contains illustrations of all ou ... (read more)