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The Artists

Painters, Life Artists  & Sculptors

Linda Anderson (Zohs)Sue Burkhill,   Phil EustaceIan Holwell,  Val Potter, Cheryl Stacpool

Woodworkers   

Leo Crawford,   Richard Parkin

Digital Artists  

Pauline Latta,   Rodney O'shannassy

 

Paper Tole

Heather Lockland

Jewellery

Jenny Parkin

Textile Art  

Shirley BurtonNoreen Crawford,   Joyce Matheson,

 

Linda Anderson (Zohs) Painter and Sculptor:
Linda Anderson Linda's early years were spent in New Zealand and she moved to Australia 30 years ago and has lived in Queensland and Victoria. Linda works under her maiden name (Zohs) and can't remember a time when she hasn't created art.
Linda recently graduated with a Diploma of Visual Art from The Chisolm Institute and has moved to Glenorchy where she has joined The Stawell Railway Gallery and The Deep Lead Art Group.
Linda considers herself to be a Visual Artist, public Artist and Sculptor. She works in Oils, Pastels, Acrylics, Water Colours and sculpts in a wide variety of media including Limestone, Paper Mache, Metals, Clay, found objects to name a few.
Her work shows a love of nature and a passion for the lyrics of old ballads not to mention a fascination for cyclic energy, movement, living, dying and the unknown and unusual. The skeleton and graveyards hold a deep interest and uses them to create a lasting memory of lives gone and stories untold.
Linda sees herself as a Story teller and her art as a means to interpret all of this. 
To see work by Linda click here
Sue Burkhill Painter:
Sue Burkhill Susan was born in the UK, and Susan, her husband  and 2 children, moved to Melbourne in 1970.  They then moved to Halls Gap in 1976 and she started to paint in about 1990, it was a bit hit & miss affair. Sue then took lessons with Val Potter and Eileen Glover, going to workshops with other artists  when it was possible, as work made it difficult. Then retirement came and Sue joined "Deep Lead Art Group." Lots of fun & laughter and tips on painting, she found it great.
Sue paints in most mediums but water colour would be her favourite.
Sue paints in most mediums but water colour would be favourite. You can see her works at the Stawell Railway Station Gallery and the Bookworm Gallery in Stawell.
To see work by Sue click here.
Shirley Burton Embroider & Quilter:
Shirley Burton Whilst living in Melbourne Shirley's interest in craft was rekindled with the expectation of grandchildren, and she attended wool embroidery classes with the intention of making cot blankets. The tutor displayed to the class many interesting articles that she had created over time. Of particular interest to Shirley was her display of ribbon embroidery and she decided to concentrate on that aspect of creativity.
Her inspiration comes in many ways and she often sketches her own designs, even using flowers from the garden and florists as vehicles for creative thoughts.
When they retired and built their retirement home some fourteen years ago, she was invited to join the Stawell Quilters and has thoroughly enjoyed the company ans creativity of the many skilled and artistic women.
She certainly has no regrets that the cot blankets did not eventuate, instead the grandchildren now have her lovely quilts on their beds.
To see work by Shirley click here
Leo Crawford Wood Turner:
Leo Crawford Leo was raised in Snake Valley via Ballarat where he met his wife Noreen. They were married in 1970 and returned to settle in Stawell in 1974 where Leo worked as a truck driver at Mornane & Harney, Stawell Brick Co,  City of Stawell, Stawell Freighters and currently for Sandlands Bus Company.
Leo and Noreen bought themselves a wood lathe for Christmas. They have attended many wood shows all over Victoria, learning the tricks of the trade along the way. They have also spent many hours with Harvey Pearce a well-known wood turner in Ballarat.
Leo was invited to join The Railway Station Gallery in 1998. He enjoys working with all woods deciduous trees and burls and the amazing colours from the wood. Leo makes such objects as clocks, vases, bowls, plates, and tables etc. Noreen helps out with the smaller articles.
Leo enjoys woodturning, as he finds it very rewarding to see the end product.
To see work by Leo click here.
Noreen Crawford Craft:
Noreen Crawford To see work by Noreen click here  
Phil Eustace Painter, Carver, Sculptor:
Phil Eustace To see work by Phil click here
Ian Holwell Painter:
Ian Holwell Ian was born in Melbourne in 1942 and served 12 years as a plumber before entering the Education Department as a Trade Instructor. On being posted to Stawell Technical  School in January 1973 Ian taught a wide variety of  practical subjects including metalwork, welding, artmetal, copper enameling and leadlighting.  Ian always had an interest in art and was inspired to take up watercolor painting after reading a book by the late Jack McDonogh.
On retiring from teaching, he attended art classes with the late Thea Tucker at the Deep Lead Primary School. It was here that he developed a love of oil painting.           Ian's favorite subject matter is the Grampians National Park, the Murray River, the coastal and alpine regions of Victoria.  
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an has been an active member of the Stawell Railway Station Gallery since  1996 and has filled all official positions during this time. where he has seen the Gallery change to become one of the best country community art galleries in Victoria. In this time Ian has also been an active  member of the Deep Lead Art Group.  Ian states that he  has found painting extremely relaxing and rewarding and realize that he should have started his art journey years ago.
To see work by Ian click here.
Heather Lockland Paper Tole:
Heather Lockland Heather lives in Ararat. Approximately 1998 Heather decided to have "a go" at paper tole. This craft had always fascinated her, even though she had only ever seen some small works. Heather purchased a book which had a set of four pansy pictures and an explanation of the craft, hence her addiction was born.
Since then Heather has commissioned to complete some beautiful "Limited Editions" as well as many personal works from photographs (family homes, flowers and people etc.)
The largest Tole Heather has worked on was 70cm x 50cm (28inches x 20 inches approx.), using 10 sheets and 9 weeks of time. Heather says "Paper Tole is like most hobbies - very time consuming but extremely challenging and I LOVE IT".
To see work by Heather click here.
Joyce Matheson Felt Maker:
Joyce Matheson Joyce's interest in felting grew out of a background of spinning, weaving, knitting and various other wool crafts.
In recent years, Joyce has attended demonstrations and workshops at Bendigo Woolcraft Show and in Stawell with Victorian Feltmakers and the Ararat Gallery.  they provided her with the inspirational teaching to make a start herself.
Joyce enjoys working with wool, it is warm and, with modern chemical dyes, the most brilliant of colours are possible and will teach spinning and felting if requested.
Jenny Parkin Jewellery :
Jenny Parkin Born in Millicent South Australia and lived the early part of her life in Robe. Moving to Adelaide when her father became sick.
In 1972 she started working as a trainee computer programmer with Clarks Shoes studying at night school. Jenny has spent her working life within IT working for Software and Manufacturing companies in the roles of Analyst Programmer / Business Analyst and Consultant. Jenny currently owns a company with her husband helping companies utilise technology to improve their business processes and visibility through the web.
Learning embroidery and gardening from her mother at an early age gave Jenny a life long love of colour, texture form and nature. Jewellery allows the ability to work with natural and manmade objects. 
To see work by Jenny click here.
Richard Parkin Wood Working:
Richard Parkin Born in Woodford, Essex in the UK in 1946 and lived in many different places in the UK including the North East and Midlands.
Apprenticed as a toolmaker working in the area central workshops of the National Coal Board and AEI (Siemens) doing a variety of engineering projects.
Emigrated to South Australia in 1967 and worked as a Tool Setter initially then progressed to Leading Hand, Foreman and then into Planning and Estimating.
In 1974 became involved with computer systems to do planning and production control, progressed to Analyst Programmer and then MIS Manager.
Joined IBM as a Systems Engineer in 1978 and worked with them in a variety of positions including many assignments in the USA.
Formed a consulting company with a couple of associates in 1986 and continued in consulting and sales roles until starting Jenrick Consulting with his wife.
Most of his life Richard has made model Planes and Boats and has always been interested in working with his hands on craft projects, started making jewellery boxes a couple of years ago and is interested in all aspects of woodwork including Wood Turning, Box Making and furniture.
Joined the Stawell Railway Station Gallery in 2007.
To see work by Richard click here
Val Potter Painter:
Val Potter Val was born in Stawell, and has lived in Stawell and District most of her life. Val has always enjoyed drawing and painting, and did 3 years China painting, before attending Eileen Glover's oil painting group in 1977.
Val got the chance to learn water colours from Robyn Kittelty in Ballarat and Geelong and this is now her favourite medium. She has attended many workshops, with different tutors, and has always learn something new.
Although Val is one of the senior (in age) members of the Railway Gallery, and is still getting a lot of pleasure from painting and hopes to go doing so for a long time yet.
To see work by Val click here.
Cheryl Stacpool Painter:
Cheryl Stacpool 

Cheryl’s parents were both born in Stawell but Cheryl and her brother were both born and raised in Melbourne.  Cheryl had a short professional career as a classical and modern dancer and in the mid 70’s she moved to Stawell with her daughter and began work at Monaghan’s chemist and then spent seventeen years as a teacher’s aide at the Pleasant Creek Special School and then a further fourteen years at Ararat Primary School.
With her background in dancing she has also been able to direct and choreograph many of the regions musical productions including the first version of ‘Les Miserable’ in Horsham, ‘My Fair Lady’ in Ararat and approximately twenty of the Stawell Performing Art Productions her favourites there were ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and ‘The Sound of Music’.  Cheryl also wrote and directed ten musicals for the grade 5 and 6’s at Ararat Primary School before she retired about in 2011.
Using either acrylics or pastel Cheryl mainly focus’s her artwork on capturing people in movement such as belly dancers or Balinese Barong dancers her other specialities are the wild animals mainly African lions and elephants.
To see work by Cheryl click here   

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