Make Winter Count - short film on live art piece

A wee film of the live art piece I was working on at Kendal Mountain Festival this year. Thanks everyone who contributed a pledge, from the large to the small, you all demonstrated a good scope of human endeavour. Would love to see photos of people achieving their pledges.. send them this way if you have any!! You can buy a limited edition print ...

11 January 2017

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UKClimbing interview - my year in art

A few reflections on 2016, my foray into full time art... Read it here.

11 January 2017

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The Bothy Project

The Bothy Project Trailer The British Mountaineer Council sent me a three other creatives off to a bothy in the Scottish mountains to create stuff and make a film about it. The film is called 'The Bothy Project' and will be available on BMC TV soon.

04 December 2016

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Landscape drawing course - Peak District

Two day course held at the Moorland Discovery Centre on the National Trust's beautiful Longshaw Estate. Within walking distance to the gritstone edges, the course focuses on direct experience of the landscape. We'll be taking a walk out into the counrtyside no matter what the weather to gather photos and inspiration to draw fro and if the ...

09 September 2016

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The Forge

This year’s BMC Women in Adventure theme is to do with finding inspiration and forging paths that are undefined. For me the past year or so has been all about this, technically the past 6 years have too, but more so recently having stepped into full time self employment as an artist.  Reflecting on the idea of forging I thought I would s...

03 March 2016

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Solo Exhibition - Lake District, Heaton Cooper Studio in Grasmere

Prominent Lines Heaton Cooper Studio, Grasmere, Lake DIstrict 25th Janurary - 6th March I am honoured to be exhibiting at the Heaton Cooper Studio in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District. I can't think of a better fitting gallery to exhibit my work in, with firm roots in the landscape and our experience of it, the Heaton Cooper fam...

22 January 2016

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UK Climbing Interview

Thanks to the folk at UKC for the interview! http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=7955  

28 November 2015

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Llanberis Slate

  Shards of slate crack underfoot as I navigate the quarried labyrinth. Walking through amphitheaters of rock faces, passing hunks of rusted machines; clogs, chains and winches twisting out of the ground. From afar this place looks pretty grey and depressing, a scar on the side of the mountain. It’s a similar story as you walk in, it re...

11 October 2015

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The Stories - ‘Perspectives’ for BMC Summit Magazine

Another feature in the British Mountaineering Council's quarterlly publication 'Summit'. Enjoyed making this one and quite pleased with how it turned out. Based on the idea of staring adventure stories around the fire.

26 September 2015

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Microgrant from Yorkshire Artspace

I am delighted to have been awarded a microgrant from Yorkshire Artspace to produce some new work! I will be picking the brains of YArtspace based artist Neil Woodall for his vast knowledge of the etching printmaking process. The outcomes will then be on display at Persistence Works in the November Open Studios where I will also be running ink draw...

03 July 2015

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Writings from the guy with Fitzroy shoulders

The elusive man in my drawings talks... https://bensilvestreclimbs.wordpress.com/  

21 June 2015

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New goodies

New goodies for traveling with...Utah i'm ready for you! Even got some red ink!!

10 April 2015

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Waymaking

Amazing trio Claire Jane Carter, Heather Dawe and Helen Mort are putting together an anthology of women's writing and art inspired by wild landscapes. This is going to be awesome. Submissions are now open!! http://www.waymaking.org.uk/

02 April 2015

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BMC Summit magazine

New illustration published in this issue of BMC'c Summit magazine. Words from the one and only Claire Carter.

24 March 2015

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Shadow Clock

It was a wonderful evening with an eclectic mix of readers and artists, in amongst the heather, fairy lights and sheep's skulls we all caught the hour at Hagglers Corner the other night...

24 March 2015

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The Witch’s Trails

Where the witches once were The wind brings with it sly mumers Whispering secrets in our ears

19 March 2015

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