Upper Eden Valley and Westmorland Dales photographer, Alan Roberts, opens his second exhibition of the season in Mark Hilsden’s studio gallery, Castle Fine Arts on High Wiend in Appleby, next weekend.
Following his earlier, successful Rural Life display in the Appleby Tourist Information Centre, during March and April of this year, Alan’s new exhibition consolidates his growing reputation as a passionate livestock photographer, but additionally recognises him as a real artistic force.
“My photography is more than a record of a lifestyle I admire and feel privileged to witness around me each and every day,” Alan said. “ I see beauty in colour, form and shape, and I marvel at the diversity of these aspects of creation, both natural and man-made. I hope that this latest exhibition of my work will demonstrate that, as well as capturing some beautiful moments in the sheep farmers’ year, I have an eye for the extra-ordinary which I have tried to demonstrate in my abstract compositions,” he concluded.
His work certainly stands testimony to this.
This exhibition, ‘Sheep and Shapes’, would seem to reflect a dichotomy but, in reality, it allows the observer to contemplate the entirety of our environment as seen through the perspective of Alan’s lens.
Alan’s exhibition will run from June 1st to June 30th.