Although I am a fan of mother nature's sounds I also like listening to some podcasts whilst out for a walk or indeed a long run, except those last few minutes when you want to crank up Eye of the Tiger and imagine yourself leading out the pack in the final lamp of the Olympic 10k... [Read more].
For too long I have neglected these passions and it took a mixture of occupational burn-out, a dissatisfaction with the often inflexible formats of working life and some inspiring people to push me back to focus on what brings me pleasure. I reached a fork in the road and I chose the less-trodden path [Read more].
This Month I meet Daniel Crawshaw whose mountain and landscape paintings are highly acclaimed around the world and have seen him win the People's Choice Award at the 2016 Beep Wales International Contemporary Painting Prize.
The exhibition portrays the uniquely sculpted peaks of this amazing landscape which have provided much for Rowan to work with over the last year. Recently Rowan took time out of her very busy schedule to talk to The Armchair Mountaineer [Read more].