Stawell artist Val Potter and Ararat photographer Pauline Latta have joined forces to present a special exhibition at the Stawell Railway Gallery in April.
The exhibition will feature a wide variety of Val’s artwork, including pencil drawings along with china and watercolour paintings.
Mrs Potter was born in Stawell and lived in the town for most of her life.
She said she had always enjoyed drawing and painting since she started art classes 40 years ago.
“I have always liked it and something I have always been passionate about, now this will be my first exhibition,” she said.
After concentrating on china painting for three years, Mrs Potter joined Eileen Glover’s oil painting group in 1977.
She said Ballarat and later Geelong painter, Robyn Kittelty was instrumental in developing her love of water colours.
“This has now become my favourite medium,” she said.
Mrs Potter became a life member of the Stawell Railway Station Gallery after 21 years of service.
“This gallery is great for our town and it’s good to see art being an interest, especially after Peter Voice’s new mural of the Grampians which is so lovely for the town to have,” she said.
Pauline Latta said she was an “avid” photographer and loved the Grampians and photographs of birds, animals, landscapes and some of the more “unusual” subjects such as clay banks, frozen bubbles and ice forms.
She partnered with Jenny Parkin at Great Western and together they are known as Jenrick Design.
They designed print photographs onto material and make items such as cushions, silk scarves, placemats and coasters, quilt panels for quilting and the making of pictorial jewelry pendants.
“The Pied Piper Gallery in Ararat, Jenrick House, Great Western and the Stawell Railway Station Gallery have all displayed my photographs before,” Mrs Latta said.
The exhibition will be officially opened at the Stawell Railway Gallery on Thursday, April 6 from 6-6:30pm, and all were welcome to attend.
The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm from Friday, April 7 through to Sunday, April 9 and again over the Easter weekend, Good Friday on April 14 until Easter Monday on April 17.
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