Meet our Artists
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My passion is painting colorful portraits of people and pets, though I also enjoy creating still lifes and landscapes in a variety of mediums. My love of animals has inspired me to not only paint them, but to donate a portion of the proceeds from pet portraits sales to several local animal shelters and organizations to help their fundraising efforts.
I have been a member of Shelby Artists on Main for several years, and have studied with artists G. Lee Baumgarten, Ellen Pendleton, Todd Reifer, and Caren Hebenstreit. I attended Memphis College of Art, and graduated from Queens University in Charlotte, NC, with a degree in Fine Art and English Literature. I am also an amateur photographer, as well as a writer and poet, and have recently begun creating celtic-themed and copper wire jewelry. Ireland is in my heart and soul. In 2009 I was fortunate enough to be able to visit there (as well as Scotland) where I met several cousins, many of whom still live in Ennis. That trip greatly inspired me and there are many paintings of Ireland yet to come.
Currently I live in Shelby County with my husband, 4 dogs and 3 cats. Visit my personal website at www.stephanieallison.com.
I took my first stained glass class with my wife as one of those "let's do something together" ideas in 1998. I must say that I was very reluctant to go. My idea of stained glass was a bit skewed. Being an avid outdoorsman, the idea of "stained glass" was something I had no intention of pursuing. I had always enjoyed drawing, pottery, painting, wood carving, and wood working. When I walked into the studio for the class, I was amazed and hooked at the same time. The glass that was on display was amazing. There were birds, fish, deer, and various other wildlife, there were floral patterns of every kind. My first project was a perched eagle. In 2004, Coe's Creations in Glass and Wood was created and I started doing craft shows. For the first time I found a medium that would incorporate all the other hobbies that I did into one. My wife still enjoys doing stained glass but has very little time with her work to work on a project. She is my idea board, her color ideas and input is very important to me and we make a great team. Our goal is to one day be able to make Coe's Creations a full time career.
Growing up in Shelby County, Kentucky on beautiful Guist Creek Lake, nature and its surroundings have always been a very large part of Sharla's life. When looking at landscapes she sees all the color combinations that can be applied to the canvas. When painting architecture she sees the soul of the building by searching into the windows and doorways, then painting the facades to complete a detailed piece of artwork. Her inspirations come from local scenes and her second love, traveling. Traveling to Europe the past three years has given her a creative spark she never anticipated.
Her artwork has appeared in several local juried shows and she is currently represented in four galleries. She has also begun to explore making jewelry utilizing sterling silver and natural gemstones. 8 x 10 matted prints and notecards of her original artwork are also available at Shelby Artists on Main.
Watercolor, Collage and Pastel
I started painting in 2004 when Shelby Artists on Main gallery member, Sue Duvall, suggested I take watercolor classes. I always liked the arts & doing craft projects, but hadn't had an art class since seventh grade. I decided to give it a try. I started working with Mr. Aisaburo Ishida, who was also a SAOM gallery member. Since Mr. Ishida returned to Japan, I have taken many workshops and lessons from different artists. This has been a great opportunity to learn a lot of different styles & explore & define my own style.
Painting has been a remarkable experience for me; it fulfills my desire to be creative. I didn't expect the bonus of the friendships I have made at the gallery. I highly recommend joining classes and surrounding yourself with a high caliber of work & fellow artists.
Shelby Artists on Main gallery member since 2005
Kentucky Watercolor Society (KWS) member since 2008
Women's Club of Louisville participant in several shows
Cheryl Van Stockum doesn't remember not taking pictures. Her passion for photography has grown from hobby through enthusiast to the opening of her own photography business, "CELEBRATIONS! Photography by Cheryl." Cheryl's work includes photography for the Sentinel News, Shelby County Life Magazine, Shelbyville/Shelby County Visitors Bureau, and the Shelby County Community Theatre. She has studied with various professional photographers including Malcolm Wilson and Tom Barnes. Her portfolio includes photographs of landscapes, street scenes, animals and her personal favorite, people doing what they love. Many of her photographs can be seen on her commercial line of notecards. She is available to photograph places, events, family and individual portraits, as well as pictures for resumes and promotions. "I feel most at home behind my camera. Each of my photos tells a story...because within me a story is stirred. Stories of the back roads that beckon, the scent of fall forest, close of the day sunsets, animals that make me smile, people who cross my path...special moments in my life." Cheryl lives with her husband, Reggie, on the family farm in Shelby County, KY.
Originally from Elkhart Indiana, Angie Walters has always had an interest in art & design. While growing up, she traveled with her mother who made her living as a folk artist. During these travels, her interest in art became very strong. Her background as a landscape & floral designer is what drives her concepts towards the natural and organic. She specializes in broken canvas concepts using solitary subjects as the focus. Stark and simple images based on real life are set upon colorful backgrounds. Stylized interpretations are what she does best in acrylics and pen & ink. She has designed pieces for the Conservatory of Dance in South Bend, Indiana, and most recently for D. Anson Brody's EP, "Elephants and Entropy" in Garland, Texas. Angie now resides in Shelbyville with her husband of eighteen years, Larry, and hopes that her roots here prove to be fruitful.
Graduated with a degree in Art from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She exhibited serigraph, acrylic on canvas, and multi-media work in her early career, showing at Evansville Museum Mid-States Art Exhibition. Currently, she chooses oil paints as her preferred medium. Mary often utilizes the time-consuming glazing technique used by the Masters to produce deep rich three-dimensional representations. She explores a gamut of subjects including still life, landscapes, and portraits of people and pets. Mary has exhibited in a number of local and regional juried and non-juried shows throughout Central Kentucky and Indiana, including Louisville Women's Club Art Show, Shelby County Jubilee celebration, Shelby County Community Theatre Show, University of Kentucky Arboretum "Glories of the Garden" Show, ARTavenue, Louisville, Celtic Art Show, Lexington, and others. Her travels to Ireland, Scotland, and England, as well as Key West, Florida, have inspired, delighted, and enriched her subject selection.