jonathan shearer | land of mountain and flood

05 September to 15 October
shandwick bay surf
SOLD
tower ridge, ben nevis
£2,750.00
sundown on the north face, ben nevis
£1,450.00
early march in coire nan lochan
SOLD
wild wind shandwick bay
£2,750.00
december light on beinn eighe
£2,250.00
on the arete to ben nevis
SOLD
sgurr ban from the black carls
£1,550.00
sun after the rain, glen affric, october
SOLD
on the edge, forcan ridge
£1,550.00
on the saddle, forcan ridge, kintail
SOLD
tom choinich, glen affric
£1,250.00
stob coire nan lochan study I
£655.00
stob coire nan lochan
£1,450.00
february in assynt
£1,250.00
file mountain, sgurr nan fhir duibhe
£1,450.00
spring and the scent of wild garlic
£1,450.00
sunrise on the CMD arete to ben nevis
£1,100.00
novar birch woods, february
£975.00
sea cliffs
£975.00
tidal swell, oldeshoremore
SOLD
winter shadows february
SOLD
on loch scavaig, isle of skye
SOLD
loch droma, december
£655.00
sgurr nan fhir duibhe
£655.00
cuillin ridge from loch coruisk
SOLD
sun after the rain, glen affric, october study
£675.00
fannichs reflected loch droma
SOLD
file mountain, cambrian quartzite
SOLD
stob ban, mamores
SOLD
arete and the north face of ben nevis
£265.00
winter bright late january
SOLD
winter ascent, file mountain
SOLD
on the carn more dearg arete
£295.00
tower ridge
£245.00
skye and the sound of sleet
SOLD
oldeshoremore
SOLD
cuillin ridge in winter
£195.00
forcan ridge walk
SOLD
ben lui, tonal
£195.00
forcan ridge, tonal
£195.00
stob ban study
£195.00
file mountain in sun and snow
SOLD
early spring, anteallach
£195.00
blaven, isle of skye
SOLD
sgurr nan gillean, isle of skye
£195.00
tidal surge
SOLD
spring snow, beinn eighe
SOLD
coire an laoigh, beinn eighe
£195.00
sgurr fiona, anteallach
SOLD
sandwood bay sunset
£195.00
balgy falls
£195.00
coire nan lochan study II
£255.00
glenn nam fiadh, glen affric
£2,450.00

For this exhibition, I focussed on repeat expeditions into the mountains of Lochaber and Torridon. The unique geology and variety of quality of light in these environments, alongside returning to the same locations at different times of the year, were the main motivations for and inspiration behind these paintings.

From Winter expeditions on the ridge of Beinn Eighe, to summit camps on Carn More Dearg, to experiencing and painting the summer sunrise and sunset on the incredible sculpted features of the north face of Ben Nevis, I have tried to express in paint the sheer awe, exhilaration and physicality of these landscapes, and the atmospheric conditions at the specific times of year.

Other works in this show are from coastal and woodland locations closer to home, which I return to time and time again at different times of year. Many of the paintings in this exhibition are painted en plein air or worked up from sketchbook work created in situ.