Landscape painter

Lofoten Project
    Eric Huntley RSW


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I'm Rowan Huntley, artist and Alpine Club associate.

I have always had a deep affinity for mountain environments and my enthusiasm for those wild, often frozen landscapes, lies at the heart of my work. Together with ephemeral skies and the dramatic light which emanates from them, this incredible scenery provides endless artistic challenge and inspiration. There was never a particular moment when I decided to become a ‘mountain painter,’ however, as my work  has developed in that direction, it has become an increasingly more captivating – even addictive - subject for me.  I enjoy painting many types of landscape, from the beautiful Gower coastline and wild sea on my doorstep to moorland and wooded riverbank. However, my love and fascination for snow, rock and ice will always periodically take me on fascinating adventures to far flung places.

My passion is for painting in a representational way while at the same time seeking out and emphasising  the many rhythms and patterns that exist within the natural world.  I greatly enjoy every opportunity to be out there in my chosen environment, keenly observing my subject matter and gaining greater understanding of it as the figurative nature of my painting requires.

My pictures celebrate the timelessness of the landscape, often unaltered for thousands of years, and the fleeting changes upon it caused by interactions between sunshine, cloud and the changing seasons. Through these paintings I aim to highlight not only the raw beauty of some of the world's most incredible environments, but also the huge importance of their conservation.

At work above the Mer de Glace, French Alps

Ongoing Work...

Gower Peninsula

Three Cliffs Bay- Mid Winter

Polar Ice

An amazing day for painting at Half Moon Island, South Shetlands and, amongst Penguins at Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula

After a second stunning visit to Antarctica, this time working with m/v Plancius, I continue to enjoy quality

time in the studio.

Fabulous South Georgia  now features alongside the South Shetlands, South Orkney's and Antarctic

Peninsula in ongoing work.

 study on canvas: Morning Sun on Nordenskjold Peak, St. Andrew's Bay, South Georgia

I am hugely lucky to be the first ever artist awarded an Artist's Residency by the Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) in conjunction with the Royal Navy.  

Receiving this award, after a selection process, allowed me to spend five weeks as artist in residence on board HMS Scott in Antarctica on her inaugural voyage there in 2010. It proved to be an incredible, challenging experience and one which I enjoyed enormously!

See my Antarctic blog, including sketches and field paintings I produced whilst onboard HMS Scott

To hear about my exploits in a fifteen minute chat on BBC Radio Wales' Jamie and Louise Show, click here 


With Grant support from the Andrew Croft Memorial Fund and the Gino Watkins Memorial Fund/ Edward Wilson Fund, I visited Greenland in June 2009 to paint the stunning Ilulissat Icefjord and surrounding area. It was a breathtaking experience! Read more.

See the news article and a short video clip of me painting by the Icefjord on BBC Wales On Line


In recent years I have been lucky enough to paint in Wales, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, France,  Greenland, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula region.

  Please enjoy browsing the site to discover more about my work using the directory above, or click below for individual projects.

Paintings available from £200 to £1700


'Alps to Antarctica'


Exhibition Review of 'Rhythms of the Alps'

 by William Mitchell at John Mitchell Fine Paintings, Old Bond Street, London

published in the Alpine Journal 2008 Vol.113, ISBN978 0 948153 91 4


Beginnings - a biographical piece written for the Alpine Journal 2008


Polar Ice ~ Fragile Beauty


Artist in Greenland ~ An Arctic Painting Odyssey


No Business Like Snow Business


Chamonix Mont Blanc


Lofoten (arctic Norway)


'Eternal Landscape - the National Parks of Wales'

an exhibition in support of the Council for National Parks (CNP)


'Norway - Slingsby's Northern Playground'


 for further information please email  








the sun doesn't always shine....


ah,the warmth of the studio



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