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Fiona Carvell

Pastel Works

April 2, 2022- May 5, 2022

The wide variety of subject matters represented in Fiona’s work reflects an on-going drive to explore and develop as an Artist. There are common threads which run throughout the work – contrasts of movement, stillness and a sense of physical space. Many pieces resonate more emotive responses, which reveal deep connections to a particular subject; the fundamentals of expressive drawing and colour always being central to their execution

Fiona graduated with a BA (Hons) in Illustration and Moving Image design, from Suffolk College and the University of East London, which lead to Illustration commissions and a career in design for broadcasting.
Fiona exhibits her work regularly both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions have included The Pastel Society UK and The Society for Graphic Fine Arts both at The Mall Galleries in London, The Pastel Society of America (PSA), as well as solo shows in Northumberland. She was honoured to receive her first International Award in 2021 with the PSA.



Spring Into Summer

Saturday May 7th – Thursday May 26th 

We look forward to welcoming back three local artists; Jacqui Hill,  Judith Herdman and Julia Chandler with a varied selection of their work.

After a childhood in Lancashire Jacqui came to the North East as a student and stayed. Northumberland became her home and inspiration. Jacqui enjoys sketching and it is sketches that are often the starting point for her watercolour paintings.  Watercolour can produce painting effects which no other medium can match.  It is the colour, texture and the free-flowing nature of watercolour that shines through in her paintings. 

 Judith is from Northumberland.  She paints in most mediums, and loves experimenting with new materials. Her subject matter varies from landscapes and seascapes to florals and animals.  

Julia has lived in the North East and Scotland for the last 20 years.  She studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and at the Norfolk Oil Painting School.  Julia paints in oils, acrylics and mixed media and enjoys painting landscapes, seascapes and flowers.  She is currently working on an abstract project in mixed media.  


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


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.