Friday, December 18, 2020

Share Some Holiday Cheer With Us! New Works by Gallery Artists

Join us tomorrow (Saturday), for a delightful afternoon of Art and Holiday Treats.  We'll be featuring some NEW arrivals from our gallery artists, and handing out some delicious baked goods from @Hfxsugardaddy...see you soon! 

Drop by the gallery and pick up your holiday treats from local Baker @Hfxsugardaddy!

Gregg Tracey, Natural Wood Earrings

Gregg Tracey, Natural Wood Earrings

George Spencer, Teacup and Clementines, 7" x 9", oil on canvas on board

RJ Ogemah, Newfoundland Scene (Left) & Antigonish Scene (Right), 11" x 14", oil on board

Catherine Bagnell Styles, "Winter Beach", 11" x 14", acrylic on canvas

Kevin MacLean, HMCS Dragoon, 24" x 10.75" x 2", assembled found objects, 

Kevin MacLean, HMCS Bell Jar, 3.5" x 10" x 1.75", assembled found objects, 

"The HMCS BELLJAR was tiny but mighty. It’s bow mounted 90 mm confetti cannon was later converted to paper only and used during military parades. In battle its pivoting dual sided top hatch allowed for the crew of 6 to spill out onto the deck in any direction." - Kevin MacLean

Featured artworks are available for purchase. For details contact us at (902) 425-9456,
or via email at

Friday, December 11, 2020

A View from Here

 Happy Friday everyone! 

Don't forget to do some LOCAL SHOPPING at SMALL BUSINESSES this weekend if you are able. You don't have to buy things to support local! Just "being here" virtually by sharing our posts, commenting on social media, telling friends about us and showing photos of the great things you have found is very helpful! You can also buy Gift Certificates online here to use anytime or gift to someone near or far!

If you aren't following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, why not check us out! You can also sign up for a weekly newsletter where the latest new works and artist features come right into your in-box HERE


 If you are out for a walk in the evening, make sure to do some window shopping at the gallery. So much to see! We have decked out the gallery with lots of festive cheer! 

Across the street from our gallery we have even decorated the windows of the empty storefront. Anything to add a bit more merry and bright! Featured there this weekend is a display paying homage to a favourite Holiday movie....HOME ALONE....but with a twist just for 2020...HOME A LOT!  Ornaments by Jampy aka our friend Chris Smith have been very popular this season. We just ordered our last order, so once they are gone they're gone. Get yours today and some for friends too. Easy to send in the mail! 

Home A Lot Ornaments are $14 each

Another SWEET THING that is happening this Saturday, December 12th we will be handing out FLEUR DE SEL Caramels by The Bird's Nest Cafe  while supplies last (one bag per customer)  So drop by for some art and sweet treats in our safe space. FREE PARKING ON SATURDAY TOO! YAY! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Have Yourself a Merry Sci-Fi Christmas.....

The holiday season is upon us now and although it's going to be a different one this year for most of the world, due to COVID-19, you can still treat yourself  and those you love to original artwork that is OUT OF THIS WORLD! 

Are you a Star Wars fan or a Star Trek fan? There always seems to be a divide between the two groups in sci-fi land, but can't we just all get along?  Of  course we can!


This painting by Anna Whalen could be just what you have been looking for! We also have a shiny new ray gun that has just arrived, made from repurposed items by artist Ed Beals. PEW PEW PEW!  Of course, small gifts are great too and easy to send in the mail or pop in a Christmas stocking like the featured Star Trek inspired bookmarks and stickers by Jodie Hansen. 

Cards by Jodie Hansen can also be framed as small prints! So many punny ones to choose from!



Another brilliant painting by Anna Whalen is shown below, and perfect for the Star Wars fan in your life! We also have holiday cards that even feature "the child" from the current Madalorian  series which has been popular this season by Andrew Burke and of course, you can never go wrong with more fun things by Jodie Hansen like the magnet/ornament of Yoda featured. There are lots more to choose from in person and online HERE. 

BOOKMARKS AND CARDS and even a "THINGS TO CONQUER" list to keep you on track!

And if you need a calendar to keep you focused on the amazing year ahead which will be more hopeful and COVID-19 safe....(fingers crossed)....while not consider picking up this 2021 calendar also by Andrew Burke! 

Get in touch if you are interested in purchasing anything you see featured here by contacting us via phone or email. We can arrange shipping, delivery within HRM, Curbside pick-up and more! HAPPY SHOPPING and STAY SAFE!

Monday, November 23, 2020


This year we are once again collecting items in need for the Navigator Street Outreach Program to distribute to those who need it most RIGHT NOW, living on the street, facing limited housing stress and in need of  some warmth and personal hygiene assistance.  

WE WILL BE OPENED TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24th and DECEMBER 1st specifically to receive donations at the gallery from NOON until 2pm. So if you can afford to help out those needing a little help, please do drop by or get in touch! Below is a list of items and ideas for donations! Thanks everyone and stay safe! 

So things like toothpaste/toothbrushes, deodorant, per-moistened wipes, hand sanitizer, hand cream, lip balm,feminine hygiene products, disposable masks, band-aids are great. (UNUSED/UNOPENED ITEMS ONLY)

As well, the following were suggested from Navigator (keep in mind that most folks don't have access to shelter and regular water or heat supply, or even a kitchen etc) :
Survival equipment,tarps,sleeping bags,tents,waterproof things,Warm outerwear-gloves, toques, good jackets(washed and safe to donate only please), Socks(NEW ONLY)hand warmers (i.e. the hot pocket kind that activate when you open them),& Good winter boots are in demand but are hard to come by.

Of course a financial donation is also accepted. Just get in touch with us at the gallery in -person, over the phone or by emailing us to arrange a donation. 
ANYONE THAT HELPS US OUT WITH THIS will automatically be entered into a draw to win a series of Cards by Local Artists. THANK YOU!**

We will be accepting donations throughout the entire holiday season, but we'd rather the sooner the better so that we can get your donations to those in need ASAP! 

Friday, November 6, 2020


We've got some amazing NEW arrivals this week from some our gallery artists. Craig Gunn, Catherine Bagnell Styles, Deb Bromley, and Alexander Koltakov are all represented here as we begin thinking about the upcoming Holiday season. These bright, colourful paintings would make a wonderful addition to any collection.  Add something beautiful to your home or office while supporting local artists!      

Craig Gunn, Petite River at Rissers Beach, 18" x 24", oil

Craig Gunn, Rissers Beach Evening Walk 1, 18" x 24", oil on board

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Trees Of Green, 24" x 24", acrylic on board

Deb Bromley, We Can Only Dream, 24" x 18", acrylic on canvas

Alexander Koltakov, Dancing in the Snow, 16" x 20", oil on canvas

Alexander Koltakov, Winter Paths, 20" x 20", acrylic on canvas

For purchase inquiries, contact the gallery at
(902) 425-9456, or via email;

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

First Day of Snow in Nova Scotia calls for some HYGGE

It's a winter wonderland here in Halifax, NS this afternoon. The type of pretty snow that covers the tree branches like icing with big beautiful flakes quietly floating around. Ahhh....the first day of snow. 

It's a great day to take comfort inside with a warm cuppa, a sweater or warm blanket, make a delicious meal and settle down to watch the US election in a state of anxiety and dismay....oops..we mean....forget all that and just relax! Everything is going to be okay. 

Here are some artworks still available by our gallery artists that can bring calm to your home or office year round. Winter inspired for a wintery day, of course...

This beauty is an acrylic painting by Isobel Hamilton, and is so life like that it's been mistaken as an actual candle in our gallery windows when it's been on display there. So cozy and warm!  

This painting of a selkie sweater by Briana Corr Scott may inspire you to put away your summer clothing and bring out those comfy wool sweaters for evenings like this or perhaps take up knitting before the year's end. This painting is the original work, that appears in her recent publication by Nimbus Publishing too.

This hand embroidered stunner is by Yoko White and no winter inspired posting would be complete without including her works of the night skies. Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? In this artwork, the night sky dances and glows to life!

If you've visited the gallery recently, you may have noticed this painting hanging around...still waiting for it's forever home. It is simply one of the most breathtaking paintings of winter and captures that cozy warm feeling of the season. It's by Mark Brennan....come take a peek when the storm subsides.

There's no better time than today to stop what you are doing and relax on the couch with a good book, a box of chocolates and watch the snowflakes or the end of the world and stress-eat...oops...we mean....just relax. It's going to be okay. :-). Kim Danio's miniature sculptures made from re-purposed items are filled with creativity and imagination that delight all ages. 


Friday, October 30, 2020

NEW Ocean Inspired Gift Ideas by Kimberley Eddy!

If you're looking for a fun gift idea this holiday season, consider purchasing some original art! We've just received these NEW Cheeseboards and Ornament/Suncatchers by Kimberley Eddy! 

These original resin poured designs from Kimberley's Custom Ocean Agate series, are made from food-safe acrylic resin, and add a decorative element to your entertainment needs. These Cheeseboards can be used for any occasion, and make great gifts, only $85 each!       

Kimberley Eddy, Custom Ocean Agate Cheeseboard,
12" x 8", resin, ink, acrylic and bamboo

Kimberley Eddy, Custom Ocean Agate Cheeseboard, 
12" x 8", resin, ink, acrylic and bamboo

SOLD Kimberley Eddy, Custom Ocean Agate Cheeseboard, 
12" x 8", resin, ink, acrylic and bamboo

These "Ocean Escape" Ornaments and Suncatchers can be hung from a Christmas Tree, or proudly displayed in your window.  These thoughtful gift items can be enjoyed year round. Available now for only $50 (each).

Kimberley Eddy, Ocean Escape Christmas Ornament/Suncatchers, 3.75" diameter (approx.)

Kimberley Eddy, Ocean Escape Christmas Ornament/Suncatchers, 3.75" diameter (approx.)

Kimberley Eddy, Ocean Escape Christmas Ornament/Suncatchers, 3.75" diameter (approx.) Left (available) &  SOLD (Right)

Kimberley Eddy, Ocean Escape Christmas Ornament/Suncatchers, 3.75" diameter (approx.)
SOLD (Left)  &  SOLD (Right)

Kimberley Eddy, Ocean Escape Christmas Ornament/Suncatchers, 3.75" diameter (approx.)

For purchase inquired contact the gallery at (902) 425-9456 or via email;

To see more of Kimberley Eddy's work, follow the link to our FLICKR page HERE

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Discover the MYSTERY of ART

A few Saturday's ago it was a dark and stormy night....and NOCTURNE happened despite the pandemic and challenging weather. Brave folks darted in and out of galleries and spaces, between raindrops in the name of art. Although this was a very different Nocturne experience for us this year, we were grateful to be able to host anything at all with Covid-19 hanging around and want to THANK YOU for supporting us. 

We hosted two fabulous shows by Anne Marie MacEachen and Anna Whalen inside the gallery and an interactive outside exhibit called the SCENE OF THE CRIME with the help of a local theatre company and local businesses too. You can still enjoy these beautiful, playful and mysterious shows at our gallery in person or online anytime. 

Artist Anne Marie MacEachen's paintings are filled magic and mystery in her show called Illuminations. See the FULL SHOW HERE.

Overpass, Acrylc on Board, 24" x 24", Anne Marie MacEachen
Overpass, Acrylic on Board, 24" x 24", Anne Marie MacEachen

 Artist Anna Whalen has been taking viewers on a tour of memory lane and nostalgia with her paintings.Each are accompanied with a QR code that Anna carefully crafted to take you to specific videos on YouTube that were the inspiration for her specific works or give you a glimpse into the weird and wonderful world of popular culture, advertisements and the influence of media on our daily lives through the ages. 

To give you an example, here's a painting that we love of a TV Dinner by Anna....which by the way, is painted as if it were life sized...and when you scan the QR Code for this painting you end up HERE. 

The age of fast food and way back to the 1940s. You can still to this very day, purchase a tv dinner just like this one.  Are you hungry yet?   SEE THE FULL SHOW HERE.

The SCENE OF THE CRIME show is a group show inspired by the popular board game CLUE. Artists were asked to create works with that in mind and the results were marvelous!

 Then during NOCTURNE night, participants explored Barrington Street in search of clues from each of the paintings that had been displayed in local businesses windows. If all the clues were answered correctly, the answer to WHO DUNNIT was revealed. In case you DID this that evening or later the next day, the final answer to the CLUE SHOW was: Miss Scarlett was the murderer, in the Kitchen with a Candlestick. Congratulations to all that got that correct and the winner of our prize too!

 YOU CAN SEE THIS SHOW ONLINE HERE, but later this week we'll create an online mystery with these paintings, so that whether you are near or far, you can still enjoy the mysteries of art. 

Scene of the Crime painting "I'm Often Following you..", 15" x 30, Acrylic on Canvas by Adrien Smith

During the night of NOCTURNE, The Villain's Theatre acted out a "silent play" that was visible through the gallery windows to get our detectives inspired. It is a playful scenario of Colonel Mustard trying to solve a murder; painting out his theories with mustard, of course- while the culprits sneak around behind him trying not to be caught. Take a peek below OR CLICK HERE.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Get your Halloween inspired masks by Yoko White!

Just in time for Halloween! Celebrate in style with these Jack O' Lantern inspired masks by Yoko White.  Each handmade mask features an embroidered pumpkin grin. These masks are a costume in themselves! Have fun trick-or-treating while staying safe this year.  Available now while supplies last!

We've got lots of great styles to choose from, all unique and hand made by the artist.  To see more of Yoko's work, follow the link to our Flickr page HERE

For purchase inquires, contact the gallery; 
902.425.9456, or via email at

Saturday, October 17, 2020


Hello Everyone! NOCTURNE TIME IS HERE AGAIN, and this year we are hosting in-person events at the gallery with safety precautions in place, so please drop by anytime today or tonight  from 11am until 10pm to enjoy local art at it's finest!


Beginning at 7pm, the fun really begins and the weather is supposed to clear by then, so fingers crossed! JOIN US FOR A FUN SELF GUIDED CLUE INSPIRED SCAVENGER HUNT art show! You can explore this show tonight and all day tomorrow (Sunday) .  

FIND OUT THE FULL DETAILS ON THE SCENE OF THE CRIME HERE as well as the other great programming happening tonight which also include a short play by Villains Theatre and live music with the URBAN SURF KINGS. 

You can download the Clue Sheet below and print off or save to your device. 


                              TO DOWNLOAD YOUR CLUE SHEET CLICK HERE


FOR THOSE OF YOU AT A DISTANCE, we'll take you on a tour via FACEBOOK LIVE throughout the evening and post the artworks next week here, so you can take part from afar too. But tonight our focus is on the folks coming through the doors and our hope is that we have friends and families enjoying art together.