Formal training at Dyfed College of Art situated in the heart of the Welsh countryside brought about an unexpected change to my intention of following a career in illustration. In 1987 I gained an HND in Design Crafts specialising in Wildlife Illustration, but several factors conspired to change my desired direction within the Visual Arts to that of Landscape Painter. Having grown up in the Lowlands of Scotland watching my artist father Eric Huntley RSW paint, I was intrigued by the process of creating pictures from observation of the landscape. It was this inherent need to try to create my own interpretation of the natural environment, together with the beauty of the Welsh scenery in which I found myself, which led to my decision to become eventually a full time painter of landscapes. Subsequent employment as Graphic Designer at Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery (UK) only intensified my desire to further my career in painting rather than design.
I have always harboured a deep love for wild, rugged scenery and a fascination for the extreme effects of light and shade which often play on it with great result. On returning to live in Wales in 1992 I delighted in being able to explore the beautiful and varied countryside around me, in all weathers.
2016 ‘Italian Dolomites’ – Alpine Club, London
2014 ‘Alpine and Polar: Mountain and Ice' - Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
2012 ‘Alps to Antarctica' - Alpine Club, London
2012 ‘Polar Ice - Antarctica's Fragile Beauty’ - Discovery Point, Dundee
2011 ‘Polar Ice - Fragile Beauty’ - European Environment Agency, Copenhagen
2011 ‘Snowdonia to the South Atlantic’ - Llanberis Mountain Film Festival
2010 ‘Voyage Through A Frozen World’ - HMS Scott whilst in Cardiff
2010 ‘Alps to Antarctica’ - The Senedd, Cardiff Bay
2009 ‘Greenland~Ilulissat's Fragile Ice’ - The Senedd, Cardiff Bay
2009 ‘Mountain’, The Low Wood Hotel, Windermere
2007 ‘Rhythms of the Alps’, The Alpine Club, London
2007 ‘The Painted Magic of Mountains’ - Rheged, Cumbria
2006 ‘The Great Art Fair’, Alexandra Palace, London
2005 ‘Eternal Landscape -The National Parks of Wales’, Cardiff & Llanberis
2004 ‘Norway-Slingsby's Northern Playground’, The Alpine Club, London
Maestro, Visa Electron, Delta, Mastercard, Switch, Solo.