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Wainwrights in Colour  Andy Beck

Wainwrights in Colour Andy Beck

The Wainwrights in Colour- Andy Beck


The Wainwrights in Colour- Andy Beck


For the past ten years, Teesdale based artist ANDY BECK has been completing a fascinating and unique project on the Lake District Fells- The Wainwrights in Colour. This task has been to find and locate every single location that master fell walker Alfred Wainwright visited to take his photographs for his pen and ink illustrations in his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.


These drawings by Wainwright were produced in the 1950’s and 60’s so Andy’s detailed watercolour sketches not only add colour to these scenes but also record the changes in the landscape over the past 50 years.


Obtaining every one of these 1500 references has meant that Andy has had to become acquainted with the fells in a more intimate way than most regular walkers. The weather, light and conditions have all played a major part in this challenge which have only added to the back story for this labour of love.

From long days out on the fells covering miles of rough terrain to quiet nights wildcamping on the mountain tops under a star filled sky Andy has interesting, funny and moving anecdotes to relate that explain the trials and tribulations of this one off journey.



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