Farewell 2014

Added on by valerie dalling.

On the last day of 2014 I've been taking a look back over the year at my work, and the highs and lows it has brought with it.

I absolutely love spending time in the landscape, and as I'm sure by now you will realise, a lot of that time has been spent in the Peak District. We have a very special relationship which continues to grow every day, and because of that my work has been fairly broad, from the powerful seduction of its grand vistas to more intimate discoveries of its textures and form.

I've always felt that as an artist, photographer, creative, call me what you will, that I will never stop learning. I admit I'm an incurable romantic, who thinks and feels very deeply and passionately about my work, and so I'm delighted when I find out that an image has had some kind of special meaning for others.

To select just one photograph from the year reflecting what that means to me should be difficult, but this year it's not, because for some reason my choice seems to have touched quite a few folk. However, the most important reason for sharing this image once again is to know that it brought back memories for one fellow artist who left the Peak District earlier this year for pastures new. She made me realise that just for a moment I was able to take her back to them there hills through my work, which for me is a very satisfying and rewarding feeling.

Thank you everyone for your likes, shares and comments throughout the year, your support has been so valuable and encouraging.

While we are all busy preparing for the year ahead whether for business or pleasure, nobody quite knows what 2015 has in store, but I wish you all health and happiness, may it be a good year for each and every one of you.

Valerie x

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