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New Rural Life Photographic Exhibition in Appleby

One of the Rural Life images from Alan’s exhibition

Eden Valley and Westmorland Dales photographer, Alan Roberts, launches his new ‘Rural life’ exhibition next weekend, at the tourist information centre, Appleby in Westmorland.

Alan said: “I am delighted to be announcing this forthcoming exhibition of some of my latest monochrome pieces. Each photograph details an element of country living, in and around the area where I have been fortunate enough to have made my home.”

Alan settled in the Upper Eden Valley almost 15 years ago after his marriage to a local schoolteacher, and his enduring passion for landscape photography grew and blossomed into a love affair with his local surroundings and the farming industry it fosters.

“I am especially interested in presenting the harmony I see between the land, and the people and beasts it supports. In my new work I believe I have gone some way towards capturing that relationship,” Alan commented.

Alan is a self-taught photographer with over 35 years experience. His body of work is eclectic, covering all aspects of the art form, from abstract perceptions of natural and manmade objects to candid portraiture; from sky, sea and waterscapes to the bare beauty of skeletal winter trees.

Alan admitted he is prolific, “But,” he added, “I am particularly happy when I am able to walk the fells and dales of Westmorland, capturing traditional farming practices and the personalities of the livestock I encounter.”

Work from Alan’s “Rural Life” collection will be on sale during the exhibition, which runs from 16th March to 27th April, during Appleby’s Tourist Information Centre’s opening hours.

If you are interested in seeing more of Alan’s work, visit

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