Andy Beck's mission: to bring colour to Wainwright's sketches. Enduring wild weather and ten years of work, Beck's incredible achievement – "to produce a watercolour sketch of every illustration drawn by Wainwright in his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells" – is soon to be published.

“It has never been my intention for the project to be seen as copying the work of A.W., an impossible task," says Beck, "more as a matter of interest as how his sketches compare to today’s scenes. Standing on the exact spot where he stood every time is not only a sense of achievement to me but also a feeling of closeness to the man and his work.”

For more information about Andy Beck and The Wainwrights in Colour, visit his website.

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