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Pamela Crawford

Vibrant Nature; Forests, Flowers and Forms

Saturday June 11th – Thursday August 11th 

We are delighted to be welcoming Pamela Crawford for her first exhibition with us here at Gallery Forty5. Pamela is heralded as the inspiration behind our lovely Sarah Farooqi who has one of our upstairs studios.

Pamela loves to paint all aspects of nature and we are looking forward to exhibiting a range of botanical paintings including a body of work focusing on the study of trees.  

 

Morag Lloyds

Melanie Keevil

Angela Learoyd

Marks in the Landscape

Saturday August 13th – Thursday September 1st

We are thrilled to be hosting three new artists for their first exhibition with us here at Gallery Forty5.

Morag Lloyds is a Scottish artist living and working at the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

The landscapes, seascapes, history and her ancestral connections to the Scottish Islands is where Morag’s inspiration comes from. For this exhibition, however, she will be turning her attention to the Northumbrian coast.

She hopes her paintings give a sense of the peace and connection to nature.

Melanie makes abstract stoneware wall panels that explore the relationship between colour, form and light. Her work is hand built from white stoneware clay then carved and layered with coloured slips and stains. Multiple glazes are then applied to create rich, varied textures and contrasting surfaces.

Two themes are discernible throughout Angela’s work – textured and formed silver combined with interesting and unusual semi-precious gemstones.

Angela sources interesting stones to work with and particularly likes the markings on Jaspers and Agates. She is always searching for stones cut in unusual shapes, with matt finishes.

Her aesthetic is modern and bold with simple clean lines and pieces are comfortable and wearable. They are often matt with subtle colourings.

 

Jane Harbottle

Inspired by the Beauty of Nature

Saturday September 3rd – Thursday October 27th

We are delighted to be hosting Jane Harbottle for her first exhibition with us here at Gallery Forty5.

Jane Harbottle is a wildlife artist working from her wooden art studio in Lowick, surrounded by the stunning countryside of North Northumberland and the unspoilt coastline near Holy Island and Berwick-upon Tweed.

Jane became a full time professional wildlife artist in 1987. The outstanding Northumbrian countryside reminds her of a childhood in Australia, with stunning coastline and unspoilt habitats, full of inspiration and ideas for her paintings. She prefers to work directly from the actual subject when she can, as she likes to portray the minute detail found in nature. In her studio there are many interesting “bits & bobs” that she uses for reference, along with sketches and photographs for the things she cannot bring back. There is always something new to see or to be seen in a new way, and her list of “paintings she wants to do” gets longer with each finished piece, not shorter.

Jane hopes that through her paintings she extends to the viewer some of the beauty of nature that surrounds us daily, and yet is often unseen, to offer a small glimpse into the great outdoors.

 

Helen Poremba

Bloom

Saturday October 29th 2022 – Thursday January 5th 2023

It is always a pleasure to host Felton’s Helen Poremba here at Gallery Forty5 with her stunning array of beautiful flowers and plants.

Helen uses free motion embroidery to ‘draw’ with a stitched line and ‘paint’ with a whole range of recycled fabrics.

Inspired by the shape, colours and patterns of botanical subjects, the resulting images combine bold pattern and intricate workmanship, depicting beauty in the ordinary and every day.