THE END TO END TRAIL
Birnam Arts, Dunkeld, 1st - 30th April 2023
The paintings in this exhibition are a selection from a large body of work Jos made whilst walking the entire length of the country, the End to End, from Land’s End in Cornwall to John o’ Groats, at the top of Scotland.
She and husband Bob with their dog Barney backpacked all the way, carrying all they needed, avoiding towns, taking an adventurous route, coastal cliffs, hills and mountains and camping in their tent each night.
Jos carried her paints and watercolour paper and painted daily distilling her emotional response to the ever changing landscape as she walked North. The resulting 240 paintings made on her nearly 1,400 mile walk form a unique collection, an exciting visual record of her elemental experience. The exhibition includes 126 of the paintings selected by Jos to show the changing landscape as she walked north.
The paintings themselves are not for sale. A small selection of framed prints are available for sale in the exhibition.
Two books will be available on sale during the exhibition:
|As a travelling exhibition, 'The End to End Trail' is available on future dates. If you are an exhibition organiser or gallery owner interested in displaying it, please see the Gallery Notes page.
Chapel House Arts, Kingussie, 14th July - 30th August 2022
An article about the trip and exhibition can be seen at UKHillwalking.com
The Forge, Allendale, Hexham, June, 2022
A few comments made by visitors during the exhibition...
"A wonderful exhibition. So well displayed with stunning impact. Amazing that you managed to do all that whilst walking such long distances carrying a heavy pack and dealing with extreme weather at times."
"Stunning exhibition, best we’ve seen here huge achievement and great impact on the space. V. well presented."
"Lovely to see your exhibition in the Forge. Beautiful paintings that make me want to follow in your footsteps. Very inspiring."
VANTAGE POINTS - from North Pennine Trig. Points
The Hive, Nenthead, Cumbria
July 15th - August 15th 2021
Wednesday to Sunday
11am - 3pm
Catton artist Jos Mahon, set herself a project, walking up to and painting from the many triangulation points, formerly used for mapping purposes, on the high uplands within the North Pennines AONB. She carried her painting gear, usually accompanied by her faithful dog who would sit by her keeping watch whatever the weather. She worked throughout the seasons from these remote, often windy vantage points.
While sitting or standing, back against the concrete trig point sheltering from the wind, she painted / sketched what she noticed and experienced at that time. Shifting clouds, approaching showers, snow, even Cross Fell’s notorious Helm Wind, evening sunsets, distant horizons and sometimes she observed grouse shooting taking place not far away!
The paintings selected for this exhibition, are painted from trig points on nearby hills and moors around Alston, Nenthead, Weardale and Upper Teesdale.
Artists in Lockdown
The Forge, Allendale, Hexham
Jos's work can also be seen at The Forge, Allendale, Hexham. www.allendaleforgestudios.co.uk