These maps are some of my latest work. I love running around a mountain with a map in my hand - anyone who has read my book Adventures In Mind will know that the ability to navigate safely around mountains is something that's taken me years and years to learn how to do in a something approaching a competent way.
So far I find that painting maps really makes me think about the shape of the particular mountains and valleys, along with remembering the times I have spent on them. This is a page I will keep adding to - I have so many ideas for which maps I could paint next! I am taking commissions so if you have any particular map you would like me to paint please do contact me.
The traverse of Skye's Black Cuillin is the major mountaineering expedition of the UK (and one I have yet to complete in full).
These mountains have such a pull. The Red Cuillin add to this, such a contrast to the sharp dark peaks of the ridge.
I am looking forward to getting back out on the Black Cuillin, hopefully next time I'll do them in all in one go with a bivvy up top!
This map covers one of the best mountain areas in the Scottish Highlands. Spanning from northern Knoydart, over Glen Shiel, Kintail and into Glen Affric, I have had some fine times running and biking over and around these hills. It was great to do this painting and get to know these hills again in a slightly different way.
Signed mounted prints measure approx 42cm by 30cm and are giclee printed on fine art paper all ready for framing
I painted this map as a prize for the 2015 GL3D mountain marathon. The map is my own interpretation of the area of map competitors used in the event.
The original is available, please contact me if you are interested. Signed prints measure approx 21cm by 15cm and are giclee printed on fine art paper all ready for framing
This is the first map I painted. I am currently working on a book inspired by a run around the Tour de Mont Blanc I did last summer, and wanted to illustrate the whole route with a map. This is the result, along with lots more ideas of which maps to paint next :o)
Signed mounted prints measure approx 15cm by 15cm and are giclee printed on fine art paper all ready for framing