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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Seaside Gallery

For five years now, the Seaside Gallery Artists, Joan Crothers, Diane Fralich, Carol Ann McNeil, Wendy Pritchard-Madore and Andrea Redmond, have been showcasing their work at Shaw’s Landing, 6958 Highway #333, West Dover with many paintings  hung throughout the restaurant . There’s also loft gallery upstairs . The gallery is open 7 days a week May-Oct.. Go to www.shawslanding.ca.

Seaside Gallery will be part of our Open Studio Weekend July 9 and 10 

Carol Ann and Andrea can also be found on facebook and the following websites:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Meaghan Smith on BT

Meaghan was a guest with Heidi P. on Breakfast TV Atlantic this morning. Our concert will be the last on her Canadian tour. Tickets are selling fast. You can buy yours here.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lee Fraser

Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the sea, which are represented in much of his current work, Lee was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Reflected in his work as well is the influence of Linda Huntley, a neighbour and past Painter's Palette artist who encouraged Lee to enrol in art classes and under the capable direction of well known artist, the late Al Riggs, he made remarkable progress as an avocational painter.

It has only been during the last 10 years that Lee an ever increasing amount of his days portraying the maritime images of what, to him, are Atlantic Canada, as well as what inspiration he receives from across our great universe. Several of Lee's pieces hang in homes and offices across Canada and in the United States.

You can view more of Lee's work here

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Suzanne Day

Winter Scene
Suzanne Day had her first painting lesson on a wharf in St. Margaret’s Bay in 1998 while her son took sailing lessons during a summer vacation. She taught French in Ontario for 26 years before retiring and moving back to her native Nova Scotia in 2005.  

She has studied watercolour and acrylic painting for thirteen years and has been a member of North Brampton Water-colour Society in Ontario (1998-2005) and the Aspotogan Arts and Crafts in Nova Scotia (2006-2011).  She has exhibited her work in Brampton City Hall, the Beaux Arts Brampton Gallery, in many Aspotogan Arts and Crafts shows and other local venues.  Her work can be found in collections across Canada, in the United States and in Europe.  

Suzanne paints in her home art studio which has a panoramic view of St. Margaret’s Bay.  Her work depicts coastal scenes and local activities such as sailing races and lobster fishing.  She loves to paint shorebirds, beach stones and seaside flowers.  She paintings capture the many moods and seasons of the bay.  

Suzanne is one of the artists you will find in “ Paint Peggy’s Cove” July 2 and 3, 2011 and at Bay hammocks during our Open Studio Weekend. During the month of August  Suzanne will be showing her work at the Trellis Cafe in Hubbards.

You can view more of her work here or contact her at msaday@eastlink.ca

Monday, May 23, 2011

Andrea Redmond

Andrea's studio gallery is literally "off the beaten path", off-grid and some 185 ft. above sea level where the sky is as wide open as her eclectic body of work.

Currently working on several collage series, her most recent theme, "Where The Light Gets In", is a spiritual journey into the Nova Scotia woodlands.

"I like paint on my hands and clothes and am often driven by the urge to leave messages in my work hoping it raises questions in others".
Andrea's work can also be found at Jo Beale Gallery, Peggy's Cove, Art Sales and Rental Society, Hollis St., Halifax and Seaside Gallery, Shaw's Landing, West Dover.

The painting above is one of 12 that Andrea will exhibit at the Jo Beale Gallery in Peggy's Cove during the festival. I chose to highlight it in this post because it shows the village of Peggy's Cove from an interesting perspective. The yellow house with the white steps halfway up the hill in the Jo Beale Gallery.

Andrea is a member of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Visual Arts Nova Scotia

You can view more of her work on her website  and blog.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Olga Fredericks

Olga was born and brought up in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, where she was surrounded by artists. Her father was a show-card painter, grandfather was a pencil artist, and her grandmother was an oil painter. And on her mother's side, musicians, opera singers and lots of aunts who loved to dance to lively Latin music.

Olga has won several art competitions and has sold paintings across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. As a growing artist she has been privileged to have painted under such great artists as Charles Cooper, Rosemary McAulie, Jean Edmonds Hancock, Charles Reid and Brian Atyeo. She also attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her life has been full of art and lots of colourful people.

Olga will be Exhibiting at Artscapes at St Luke's Church in Upper Tantallon, July 1,2, and 3 and is participating in open studio days July 9 and 10.

You can view more of her paintings here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Roger Morin


Roger is one of our area's great photographers. We are excited to announce that you will have two opportunities to view and learn about his work.

July 2 to 10 there will be an exhibit of his photography at the cafe at Oceanstone Inn and Cottages  in Indian Harbour.

In addition, by using examples of his award-winning photography and state of the art equipment, Roger will be presenting a workshop at Jo Beale Gallery in Peggy's Cove on how to choose and compose shots through an understanding of the flexibility of the equipment. A reception and refreshments will follow this workshop. Date to be announced shortly.

You can view Roger's work here