Winter Open Exhibition
Saturday January 11th – Thursday March 5th 2020 10am to 5:00pm daily
Gallery Forty5 are delighted to welcome three brand new artists to exhibit in our downstairs gallery.
Val Roskell Payton lives in the hamlet of Hazon, literally just up the road. She recently had a very successful weekend at Alnmouth Arts Festival and we are very please to have her colourful work in Gallery Forty 5
Val works quickly and intuitively, allowing energy to run so that lines and colours might capture some essence of a person or place, reveal some lingering trait. The countryside and culture around her is a constant source of curiosity. She likes to experiment with materials and is happy when a final image suggests as much as it states.
Jacqueline Larsen‘s current practice is based on the exploration of her roots, the land, and the history of her home, Northumbria; she feels that the majestic landscape, the unspoilt rugged coastline, all are timeless and yet heavy with the stories and legends of the past.
Gillian Apthorpe is an artist who has always loved wildlife, especially birds, which are a favourite subject.
Originally from East Lothian, Scotland, Gillian and her husband have now settled in Northumberland with their family. Gillian’s interest in landscape and wildlife combined with her love of art at a young age and she was able to follow these passions whilst attending school, where her love of art led her to Central St Martins college of Art in London, then a degree in Graphic Design and Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University, where wildlife and birds were never far away.