/ Climbers who paint
I do both but I dont paint about climbing if that helps
I paint a bit but I mostly photograph and write. That said, I'm not climbing much at the moment...
Jill Aldersley was pretty keen, I remember her carrying paints and water colours to paint The Devils Slide while she accompanied us on an ascent of Albion on Lundy. She was furiously painting on the belay while waiting her turn to climb.
Al, I was once staying at the FRCC Raw Head, when I noticed this elderly lady painting in the corner of the hut. I remarked that her style was very reminiscent of Jill Aldersley. " I am Jill Aldersley!" she retorted. I probably have about half a dozen of her pictures including her aniversary edition of the 'Napes' first ascent.
Jamie Hageman springs to mind.
Have you read "The Mountaineer as Artist" by George Mallory? An illuminating essay on the link between mountaineering and art.
Mirjam Verbeek used to be Dutch champion, still climbs (and teaches), and she has an art exhibition opening next month in Amsterdam.
> Jamie Hageman springs to mind.
Yes, Wee Jamie is, IMHO, the outstanding example I can think of in UK at the moment. There are many others of course, but I think he's in a class of his own.
I climb and paint but not at the same time........
I agree re Julian Cooper.
PS. There is also some very fine work by one artist exhibited at Outside, Hathersage, whose name escapes me. But if my arm was twisted I would probably say the three who have impressed me most are Heaton and Julian Cooper and Jamie H. Some who are particularly gifted at drawing beautiful crag diagrams that somehow really understand the rock are: R B Evans, Phil Gibson and Malcolm Baxter.
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