Paul was inspired to paint ‘Sunset Summit’, after reading ‘Touching the Void’, a book by Joe Simpson following his epic adventure to reach the summit of the remote Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes.
In awe of the scale of Joe’s achievements, Paul captures the dramatic peaks and troughs of Siula Grande. He uses a palette knife to scrape the paint along the aluminium, emulating the rugged texture of the extreme mountain edges.
I was fascinated with how light and shadow interact with these elevated landforms and chose to paint Siula Grande during a fiery sunset
40" x 30", Oil on Aluminium