jonathan shearer | land of mountain and flood

05 September to 15 October
shandwick bay surf
SOLD
tower ridge, ben nevis
£2,750.00
wild wind shandwick bay
£2,750.00
december light on beinn eighe
£2,250.00
on the arete to ben nevis
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sun after the rain, glen affric, october
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on the saddle, forcan ridge, kintail
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stob coire nan lochan study I
£655.00
february in assynt
£1,250.00
tidal swell, oldeshoremore
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winter shadows february
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on loch scavaig, isle of skye
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stob ban, mamores
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winter bright late january
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winter ascent, file mountain
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tower ridge
£245.00
skye and the sound of sleet
SOLD
tidal surge
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spring snow, beinn eighe
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sgurr fiona, anteallach
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coire nan lochan study II
£255.00

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.