A simple pine tree stands alone as a monument to salvation. This tree holds the snow pack in place for me whilst I ski on upwards. It averts death through avalanche. For this reason this tree is a holy relic like a shrine, and a symbol of salvation.
The original small oil painting made as a commission, which was then used as the image for the subsequent screen print run.
The final rays of sun light set in the west seen from the balcony of the Tschierva hut on the Bernina Alps .
An old man stands in the same pose as Caspar David Friedreich's painting Wanderer above the sea of clouds. The mountain Piz Palu looms above.
Looking out towards Monte Disgrazia in Italy at twilight from the Albigne Hut. The moon is reflected in the lake connecting the sky with earth.
The Schreckhorn (4,078 m) is a mountain in the Bernese Alps. It is the highest peak located entirely in the canton of Berne. The Schreckhorn is the northernmost Alpine four-thousander.
The glacier in the Bernesse Oberland hangs ominously at night waiting to ensnare anyone who dares cross its under its path.
This painting is about ornamental bad taste and cinematic black humour. A visual representation of a disgraced ideology is on display for all to see. A swastica forms the centre piece of this glorious mess of a painting in the context of the wrong in which it undoubtably stood for.
The Wandering man looks back from old age at his life and ponders, perhaps past climbs. We the onlooker lament the man as he could become us after the climb if the Piz Palu..
The celebrated legend of alpinism where the party summit the peak and plant a spruce tree on its summit.
A ghostly face of Leni Riefenstahl emerges out of the landscape of the Konigsee in the Berchtesgaden Alps.
The Wetterhorn (3,692 m) is a mountain in the Swiss Alps close to the village of Grindelwald. Although it was first climbed in 1844, the ascent by Alfred Wills, a young pine tree and party in 1854 is the more celebrated, and is generally regarded to have marked the beginning of the golden age of alpinism.
The Rheinwaldhorn is the highest point in the Swiss canton of Ticino at 3402m. It lies on the border between the cantons of Graubünden and Ticino, in the Adula massif, part of the St. Gotthard massif of the Lepontine Alps in southern Switzerland.
A Jigsaw arrangement of disperate parts of medieval cities and fortresses arranged in a hyperreal like dream scene.
This painting was a commission completed in response to a mountaineering touring residency during the summer of 2009 in the Ober Engadine.
This work was carried out after a residency ski touring the high alps of the Vallais from Chamonix to the Simplon Pass.
Technically, the English name is a misunderstanding, being named after Lochan na Gaire, the 'little loch of the noisy sound', a loch to be found in the mountain's northeast corrie.
Hardangerjøkulen is the sixth largest glacier in mainland Norway, and is located in Eidfjord and Ulvik municipalities.
Kehlstein is a mountain in the German Alps near Berchtesgaden. It is the famous location of Hitler's Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest).
This painting represents the mountains at dawn around 5 am in the morning above the town of St Moriz in Switzerland. The view is looking east towards Italy where the sun is about to rise. The position is halfway up the mountain Piz Morteratsch which I went on to summit that morning.
Perfect reflections, unaltered 18 century mills making cuckoo clocks at high altitude on an unproductive alp. The making of the imposible real is the focus within this work.