Monday, 31 August 2015


The first edition of visual/bind which includes David Watson't essay on my work  "walking as knowing"is now online at Visual/bind is a new journal from Australia where artists write about other artists' practices.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Climbing Suilven

I nod and nod to my own shadow and thrust
A mountain down and down.
Between my feet a loch shines in the brown,
It's silver paper crinkled and edged with rust.
My lungs say No;
But down and down this treadmill hill must go

Parishes dwinde. But my parish is
This stone, that tuft, this stone
And the cramped quarters of my flesh and bone.
I claw that tall horizon down to this;
And suddenly
My shadow jumps huge miles away from me.

Norman MacCaig, March 1954

Moon rising over Canisp & Suilven, April 2007, at the end of a gloriously long day, walking from Lochinver to Elphin with Jim and Roxy (my loving dog), having returned back to our starting point.

Friday, 26 June 2015


a great film of a great hill by James Anderson & Niall Walker (click to expand to full screen as a thumbnail doesn't do it any justice).

Thursday, 25 June 2015

signs of spring

signs of spring, (for Judy). L Punton, 2015, archival inkjet print on fabriano 

Friday, 12 June 2015

liath, dearg, dubh.

Pieces of grey, red and black granite found very close to each other by a stream that flows into Loch Ossian, from the slopes of Carn Dearg, whilst making an anti-clockwise walk of the loch in bad weather, March 2015


A rock found in the abandoned lead mines at Strontian, containing intrusions of galena, July 2014. Strontiante was first discovered here in 1790 and it's from this mineral that the element Strontium was first isolated. Galena is sometimes known as "lead glance", and is an important source of silver.


Quartz interspersed with sheets of flaking mica, found amongst the rubble of a dis-used steading in the Cairngorms,  Sept. 2014


Quartzite banded rock found beside the coral beach, at Coillegillie, Applecross, close to a plaque with the inscription "Greig Lerner loved this place",  April 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015

a glossary of coloured hills

L Punton, archival inkjet print on fabriano, 29.7x42cm, 2015

A glossary of new word paintings gathering some mountains that refer to colour. Thanks to Alec Finlay for the suggestions and dialogue around how to best translate from the Gaelic.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Monday, 5 January 2015

last light - first light II

L Punton, film still - last light 2014, Castle Tioram, Moidart
L Punton, film still - first light 2015, Castle Tioram, Moidart