Over the years, I have found that my appreciation for mountains is best expressed in three different ways: literature, music, and art. Literature is obvious enough (it’s the reason this blog exists, after all); for music, I find references in dozens of classical symphonies to the wonders of nature, and mountains in particular. Art is perhaps the most obvious. I have long been a fan of the work of Jamie Hageman, Lochaber-based mountain artist and fellow ex-Clachaiger. Partly inspired by his stunning paintings, partly motivated by my own experiences, I have gradually been producing a number of my own drawings based on the mountains of Scotland.
Some of them were created in 2010 using digital techniques, but my most recent effort is a traditional pen and ink drawing of Bidean nam Bian.