I have always been a hat lover. So now I make them! Sewn sun hats, bucket hats, Scrunchies, dog bandanas, crocheted headbands, and clothing items near and far.
I prefer working with pine because it burns deeper and makes the images sharper and I sketch wildlife because after spending over 60 years observing and recording animals in the woods it is what I enjoy drawing.
I’m Adrienne, a self taught crafter. I have lived beside Chedabucto Bay in Guysborough County for over a decade and love to visit/ explore the beach any day year round! I find solace and such different beauty at the water’s edge whether the skies are blue or grey.
Julie Warmke-Robitaille has been painting since 1990 and studying with a variety of painters in the various media she loves: oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels.
Jenny is a landscape watercolour artist. She finds inspiration in the beautiful seasons of Nova Scotia. She also enjoys painting commissions for her clients with subject matter such as cherished landscapes and bodies of water, old homesteads and beloved family pets.
10 years ago, Bernie became interested in Silversmithing after he spent a week watching a Amaster Silversmith in Mexico(who spoke no english). He then took up the crafts and self taught himself most of the techniques he uses today in Silversmithing.
A couple of years ago, Pat Steger was introduced to polymer clay and was hooked. plymer clay is probably one of the most versitile mediums to work with. in its raw state it can be painted, dyed, embossed, stamped, molded, blended together, stenciled, silk screen and much more.
Rob has deep local roots in the area where he and Beverley live in a restored 1910 family home overlooking Philips Harbour and Chedabucto Bay.
Illustration is a principle practice that begins most of my work, but I experiment with many mediums depending on what forms and concepts I express. I have created a wide range of works.
My love of working in inks probably stems from my practical background in printing. It is such a defining medium, like ying and yang; it gives me balance.
I am an acrylic paint pouring artist.
I choose painting pouring because I just love the cells and the way the paint flows on the canvas. It’s like a snowflake; no two paintings are the same.
During the COVID pandemic, I decided to write a book, which is now available through most online platforms.
I am always working to improve as an artist and tell stories through my work. If I can convince somebody, even just for a second, that the characters and stories I write are real, that makes it worth wild for me.
Joanna works mainly in oil and watercolour, and draws inspiration from the beauty and peace of the natural world. Through her paintings, Joanna seeks to capture the honest and simple character of the places she paints.
My artistic vision is influenced by the wild natural landscape of the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.
My life is shaped, my spirit is sustained, and my artwork is inspired by the wild moody landscapes around my home. I see beauty in scenery that many people dismiss as bleak: a windswept barrens, a foggy beach, a granite headland, a snowy field, a bog.
Lois Ann Dort is a journalist by profession and enjoys getting out in nature where she has developed a passion for photography.
I make wire and bead jewelry and other interesting items. I use all kinds of materials – wherever something pops up that speaks to me – including fish scales, cabochons (a gem polished but not faceted), and of course beads.
The diverse range in my artistic style, my drive and yearning for new techniques, experimentation, and self-challenge leaves every artwork a special and unique piece to connect with.
The scenes that inspire me on the ocean are the ones I get to capture through my lens and share with the world. The sea is a mix of excitement and fear that excites and motivates me to do what I do. I find myself constantly running the shore, either by foot or boat, seizing these moments.
Art is my Truth, Art is a Healer, Art Makes Us Human
That’s the motto that Andrea lives by when creating works of art. She’s an artist who sees potential in common bits and pieces of everyday life, transforming ephemera and found objects into a new narrative.
My artistic energy emerged soon after retirement. I got hooked on creating new color patterns after my second grandchild was born. Playing with onesies!
My first love in art making has always been landscape and still life. While I visited Nova Scotia frequently over the years, I moved to Guysborough permanently in 2018.