Artist Lucia Smith isn't just trying to count them, she's on a mission to paint each individual dale. To do this she's walking them, and seeking out the essence of each dale, looking at the different light and sense of each place. Lucia uses soft pastels to create her work, finding this medium best in order to show the hard and soft edges of the landscapes, the weather, the clouds and shadows.
As she has started on this quest, she's found herself observing the similarities and differences of each dale, considering the geology and other elements that marks one out from another.
Looking at each of her paintings, you can feel the differences between the dales, the softness of an open valley in one and the steeped edge of another. To read and see more of Lucia's images see her website.
All images by Lucia Smith.