Colours of the Brecon Beacons
Peak & Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, 2016

"Snapshot visualises the many layers of the Brecon Beacons environment during winter. This colour chart, created during a six-week residency in the National Park, represents the complex and unique relationships between agriculture, tourism, industry, ecology, culture and economy; some of the colours complement each other whilst others clash. A different season and location would result in a radically different palette. Snapshot is an attempt to reflect the realities of living and working in the Brecon Beacons; the stuff that goes on behind the observed veneer of landscape."
Rebecca Spooner, Arts Development Manager, Peak.

Copies of
Snapshot are available to buy directly from Peak

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A series of 96 colours make up the Snapshot range looking at the ecology, geology, economics, industry and history of the Brecon Beacons National Park referencing subjects such as climate change, affordable housing, value and impact of visitors to the Park and the things that make the Park unique.

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Colours of Climate Change 2016
Seven of the
Snapshot colours referencing climate change were made into paints and used on the gallery walls at the Peter Scott Gallery in Lancaster during the Landscape|Environment exhibition in 2016.

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A Taste of the Country 2017
Ceramic plates dipped in specially made
Snapshot colours. Various sizes. Series of twenty plates commissioned by Compton Verney for Creating the Countryside exhibition in 2017.

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