Kyle Jackson came to Nova Scotia 25 years ago to attend art school and has been an active member of the vibrant local art scene ever since; as an artist, a patron and a youth educator. Notably, he co-owned and operated the Soho Kitchen, a veritable folk art museum, for 18 years at the original location on Granville Street. He was also a co-founder of the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival, held annually in Lunenburg.
Marilyn McAvoy makes real things out of illusory worlds in paintings that are about illusion. The paintings are about illusion and reality as well as “fleetingness,” the fragmentary nature of our multi-media visual world and a pure, passionate love for fruit and flowers and for paint itself.
Photographer John McCarthy is based out of Bridgewater on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. John lives in one of the most beautiful provinces in the country and being perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean absolutely inspires a lot of his work. Some of his favorite subjects are rural landscapes and seaside towns and villages.
Born in Cambridge Hants County N.S. 1944, the son of a cabinet maker, Ken Spearing completed his formal education in Ontario as a graduate chemical engineer. Art interest started at the early age of 6 yrs. and continues to be nourished in his historic studio/gallery in Summerville N.S. [Riverwind Gallery].
Kelly Morehouse was born in Newfoundland and raised in both the USA and Canada. She studied art at NSCAD University and now works from her hobby farm in Nova Scotia where she lives with her husband and daughter. Her work, for which she has won several awards, has been added to a number of private collections. She is a member of the Portrait Society of Canada, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, CARFAC and the Hants County Arts Council.
David Howells paintings are primarily traditional pastoral landscapes and garden scenes in oil on canvas. Though his work is realistic, he calls it ' a tightened form of Impressionism'. His many travels have inspired him greatly, but it is the simple beauty of gentle rural landscapes that appeals to him most.
Jaki Durocher was born in a small northern community, which has been a huge influence on her choice of images. She now resides in East Uniacke, NS with her husband Philippe. Jaki has received many awards and has shown in numerous shows, locally as well as nationally.
Barbara Carter grew up on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. In the 1980’s she discovered quilting, and made necessary items for her home. Her desire to create her own images eventually led her to create her drawings in fabric.
Silent Eloquence by Sandra Aucoin. Sandra paints in pastels, acrylics, and pen & ink. Her primary subjects are pets & animals but she also does landscapes and seascapes. She is a self-taught artist and has won various art competitions in S.W. Ontario. You can find more information on her website.