Exploring urban and rural

One of the images on display at Felton Gallery 45's showcase
One of the images on display at Felton Gallery 45's showcase

A new exhibition is under way at a north Northumberland gallery.

Urban and Rural at Gallery 45 in Felton is a showcase of work that looks at the differences between the urban and rural areas in which we live.

The work of six artists is featured in the display which went on show on April 2 and will be on offer for viewing until May 1.

Peter Davidson predominantly works with pencil and monochrome pastels.

Originally from Ashington, Peter now lives in Ellington and his inspiration comes from the hardworking characters from powerful childhood memories, which he hopes he can keep alive through his work.

Jackie Stevenson is a Scottish artist who now lives in the North East.

Her work is an interpretation of the effects of light and weather on northern landscapes, mainly in the more remote areas of Northumberland, Cumbria and Scotland, using mixed media.

Susie Lawson is a contemporary landscape painter from North Yorkshire. She likes to work in isolation and seclusion and walking in the wild northern landscape helps to create her works.

Joan Murray is an animal artist. Her favourite medium is gouache, which she believes gives her the ability to capture not only the subtle colours and textures of an animal’s coat, but great depth and a detail.

Nick Potter, from Derbyshire, paints landscapes and seascapes as well as making work from driftwood.

Ross Forster’s work will also be on display.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm.

A special preview and meet the artists event is being held on Saturday, April 23, from 11am to 1pm.

Refreshments will be provided and visitors will be able to speak to some of the artists whose work is being showcased in the exhibition.

For more information about the works on show, visit http://www.feltongallery45.co.uk/