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An Exciting Collaboration!

May 2024
George Mallory – Magdalene to the Mountain  
I am honoured to have been invited to exhibit my Everest paintings in an event which will be of great interest to the world climbing community.

June 8th marks the 100th anniversary of the last siting of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine near the summit of Mount Everest. Clouds moved in and obscured the view, so whether they were the first people ever to stand on top of the world’s highest mountain has never been established. Mallory’s body was finally found in 1999 but this did not solve the mystery.

George Mallory, was a former student of Magdalene College, Cambridge. The college has assembled many of his letters, photographs and personal effects. These are the focus of a unique exhibition “George Mallory – Magdalene to the Mountain”.

Everest North Face from above Rongbuk Monastery Looking South  2007  
130cms x 148 cms Collection Jane Woodward.

The exhibition will also feature eight of my Tibet paintings of the North Face, where Mallory and Irvine made their ascent, and the East Face - which the party scouted when planning their approach. In the 1920’s Nepal was a closed country so they were unable to scout the Southwest Face.

The East ( Kangshung) face of Everest from above the Kama Valley   2007
130 cms x 148cms Collection Jane Woodward

For my 2008 touring exhibition “Searching for a Bigger Subject” I made three expeditions to Everest. The first two, in 2005 and 2006 were in Nepal in order to paint the Southwest face; the third, in 2007, was in Tibet to paint the North and East Faces. I believe I am the only person ever to have painted on site all three of Everest’s formidable faces.

The exhibition will be shown in the Robert Cripps Gallery, Magdalene College, Cambridge from 20th June – 28th September 2024. The Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 14.00 – 16.00. Admission is free.

My paintings, mainly borrowed from private collections in the USA, were generously shipped to Cambridge by the Foster Museum, Palo Alto, CA. I would like to particularly thank Jane Woodward, Anne Baxter, Eileen Howard and Kristin Poole for their enthusiastic support and Professor Tom Spencer for his steady development of the exhibition.
Do go and see it - you will never get another chance !

Best wishes,



Watercolour Diaries from the Green River  

June 2023


Steamboat Rock from 400' up a Cliff, 2018

Watercolour and graphite on paper, Green River Formation fossilized fish, map
48" x 53"

I started work on this exhibition in 2018. I was then interrupted by the pandemic, so it was only completed this spring. I hiked, rafted and canoed to make the 16 paintings at selected sites along the river’s 780-mile journey from its headwaters in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming to its confluence with the Colorado River in Utah. The exhibition has now opened at The Whitney Western Art Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming.

I will be giving an illustrated talk at the Museum on Saturday 15th July at 10 am and there will be an informal reception afterwards. I hope to see you there!

After the showing in Cody The Foster Museum has arranged for the exhibition to tour to four other US museums. See the schedule below to check dates and details.

Whitney Western Art Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming
May 20 – October 22, 2023

Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona
November 20, 2023 – January 15, 2024

Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia
February 10 – May 26, 2024

National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
October 26, 2024 – May 3, 2025

The Foster Museum in Palo Alto, California
Summer, 2025

Click below to watch a lyrical 8-minute film directed by David Schendel to accompany the exhibition.

David has been working for several years on a feature-length documentary about my journeys.

He is currently raising funds to finish this project.

If you would like to support it please visit his donations page where you can view a 4-minute trailer. All contributions are gratefully received. Major contributions may be tax deductible. Contact for details.


New Major Project

June 2023

I have been working on my next major project “About Time -Watercolour Diaries from Moments to Millenia” and have completed 20 paintings.

The exhibition is scheduled to open at the end of 2024.  It is hoped it will tour in the UK before opening in the USA in 2026.