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North Wind Studio & Gallery
 : A permanent and changing exhibition of my paintings, prints and greetings cards is now on display here in Pennard on the Gower Peninsula in south Wales.  North Wind is open any time by proir arrangement, just call or email ahead to rowan@rowanhuntley.co.uk 07761 233 733 if you would like to drop by.

Ongoing Work:  
The European Alps: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and Zermatt areas. Also the Bregaglia, Engadine and Bernese Oberland.  


Antarctica: The areas of South Georgia, South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands, Bransfield Strait,Brabant Island, Anvers Island and Andvord Bay, Antarctic Peninsula.

Greenland: Icebergs and glaciers from the Ilulissat area.

Coastal studies - Gower Peninsula, South Wales.

Previous Exhibitions - see below.

Recent Exhibition:  

'Dolomites - Portrait of the Pale Mountains’ 
 at The Alpine Club, 55 Charlotte Rd, London EC2A 3QF
8 November 2016 - 5 March 2017 

The Alpine Club is the world’s first mountaineering club and was founded in 1857

Fantastical Rock formations and the brilliant light of the eastern Dolomites featured in this exhibition

sorapis sunset shadows for web

 Sorapis Massif - Sunset Shadows

paintings at lagazuoi

A productive morning at Lagazuoi in spite of some late May snow!

Funding & Support and Links


My paintings are now in many private collections around the world - Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Finland, USA and Norway. Other collections include: Luster Fylkeskommune in Norway, Norsk Hydro (UK) Ltd, Amersham plc, The Alpine Club and London Business School in Great Britain.

'Les Grandes Jorasses, May' was acquired by Messner Mountain Museums in 2007 and is   now on display in  MMM Firmian   in Bolzano, northern Italy.

grandes jorasses may

'Disko Bay and the Igloos - Mid Summer Night Sun' was acquired by Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat, Greenland, in December 2009.

igloos midnight sun for web

'HMS Scott off Brabant Island, Antarctica - Morning Sunshine' now hangs in HMS Scott's Wardroom.

hms scott for web

'Munkan from Djupfjorden' is in the art collection of the Alpine Club, London 

munkan from djupfjorden afternoon sunshine

'Windy Dawn - Brabant Island, Antarctic Peninsula'  is in the Polar Art Collection of the Scott Polar Research Institute.  

brabant windy dawn

Solo Exhibitions of greatest significance:

  • ‘Dolomites-Portrait of the Pale Mountains’, Alpine Club London, winter 2016/17
  • 'Alpine and Polar:Mountain and Ice' Kendal Mountain Festival in the Sugar Store Gallery from 14th November to 10th January 2014 at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, UK'
  • 'Alps to Antarctica' at the Alpine Club, London, 9 October 2012 to end of January 2013
  • "Polar Ice - Antarctica's Fragile Beauty" Discovery Point, Dundee, Scotland, July to 30 September 2012
  • "Polar Ice - Fragile Beauty" European Environment Agency, Copenhagen Dec. 2011 & Jan. 2012
  • "Snowdonia to the South Atlantic" at Llanberis Mountain Film Festival. March 2011
  • "Voyage Through A Frozen World" onboard HMS Scott whilst in Cardiff. June 2010
  • "Alps to Antarctica" The Senedd (Welsh Parliament building), Cardiff Bay. June 2010
  • "Greenland~Ilulissat's Fragile Ice" The Senedd (Welsh Parliament building), Cardiff Bay. December 2009
  • "Mountain", The Low Wood Hotel, Windermere in association with the Rohan clothing company's anniversary weekend. February 2009
  • "Rhythms of the Alps", The Alpine Club, London, October 2007
  • "The Painted Magic of Mountains", National Mountaineering Exhibition, Rheged, Cumbria 2007
  •  The Great Art Fair, Alexandra Palace, London, 2006
  • "Eternal Landscape -The National Parks of Wales", Cardiff & Llanberis, 2005
  • "Norway-Slingsby's Northern Playground", The Alpine Club, London, UK. November 2003 to February 2004

Notable past mixed shows 

British Work:

  • Gower coast paintings in Winter Exhibition at Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo 2016
  • Six artist exhibition ‘Little Italy’, Fountain Fine Art, Cardiff, April 2016
  • Gower coast paintings in mixed Spring Exhibition at Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo 2016
  • Gower coast paintings in mixed Winter Exhibition at Fountain Fine Art, Cardiff 2015
  • Welsh Landscapes,  National Botanic Garden of Wales, April – July 2009, 2 artists
  • "Best of Welsh Art", European Council Summit, City Hall, Cardiff, 1998 

Selected Open exhibitions: 

  • Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales, Summer Show 2003
  • Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Annual Show, Edinburgh, 1995 
  • Derby Arts Festival, 1991 (Trophy Winner)

Solo and mixed past Norwegian exhibitions:

  • "Ithaca...the journey" (mixed), Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Cumbria,UK, November 2004.
  • "Mountains and the Midnight Sun - The Magic of Norway's Lofoten Islands", (Solo) Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK, 2002
  • "A Norwegian Sketch Book" (Solo), Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff,UK, 2001
  • "Spirit of Norway" (solo), Part of the "Visions of Norway" festival staged by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2000
  • Private showing of a selection of paintings at the Foreign Office, London, UK, May 1999
  • "Bilder av Norge" (solo), Galleri Walaker 300, Solvorn, Sognefjord, Norway, 1998
  • "Images of Norway II" (solo), Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK, 1997
  • "Images of Norway I" (solo), Den Norske Klub, Trafalgar Square, London, UK, 1997
  • Abels Kunstforlag Summer Exhibition, Oslo, Norway, 1997
  • Norsk Fjellmuseum, Summer Exhibition, Lom, Oppland, Norway, 1999
© Rowan Huntley 2017  email: rowan@rowanhuntley.co.uk