High Peak Drifter

Books written and illustrated by Richard Bell

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High Peak Drifter

£6.00

Take a fresh look at the wild heart of the Peak District with nature journaler Richard Bell. Spectacular scenery and mellow villages are what draw visitors to the Peak but the experience of being there goes deeper than picture postcard prettiness; in over 100 drawings Richard Bell sets out to show some of the small details that are so much a part of a day in the hills.

'By settling down into the landscape Richard sees and draws things which are often overlooked . . . he sketches ewes' tails, leaves sticky with honeydew, churchyard gargoyles and much more.'

 

Derby Evening Telegraph

 

'A highly-readable narrative gives a personal slant to his observations.'

 

Best of British Magazine

 

Title: High Peak Drifter

ISBN: 1-902467-16-7

Publication: 1st September 2006

Author: Richard Bell

Size: 234mm x 156mm

Pages: 96pp; b & w drawings

Binding: Paperback

Price: £6.00

 

Spectacular scenery and mellow villages are what draw visitors to the Peak but the experience of being there goes deeper than picture postcard prettiness; in over one hundred drawings in pen, brush, bamboo pen and wash Richard Bell sets out to show some of the 1001 small details that you might not even consciously notice but which are so much a part of a day in the hills. From winter to spring he has drawn at locations ranging from the hill fort of Carl Wark to the landslip at Mam Tor, from Ladybower reservoir to Odin’s Mine, from the Snake to Jacob’s Ladder.

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