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.