Saturday, August 28, 2021

What's in a name? Finding meaning beyond the abstract with Paulette Melanson

We're thrilled to share some exciting NEW works by Gallery Artist Paulette Melanson! These energetic abstract paintings are full of colour and vitality. What draws people to abstract art? Is it an artist's palette or the infinite combinations of shapes and forms that bring an abstracted work to life?  Today we examine another feature of a painting that's also a amazing source of inspiration, the title...

"Every Little Bit Counts" is indicative of our efforts in the last 2 years, as we continue to navigate the great unknown, AND is one of five new paintings currently in our window display across the street!

Paulette Melanson, "Every Little Bit Counts", 20" x 20", acrylic on canvas

A title can provide viewers with some context for a abstracted work.  It can suggest a feeling or emotion.  It can also reference a specific place or time...   

Paulette Melanson, "All Living Creatures have a Function", 20" x 20", acrylic on canvas

A title can also provide us some insight into an artists' thought process, or painting practice, and through their art, we can see it expressed on the canvas in a tangible way... 

Paulette Melanson, "Escaping Reality", 16" x 20", acrylic on canvas

Paulette Melanson, "Lungs of the Planet", 36" x 48", acrylic on canvas

The goal of abstract art is not to find a literal interpretation. Often times, there isn't one! Everyone will find meaning in each piece that is unique to them.  A title can help guide you on this journey.  The best way to enjoy art is always to see it person, so be sure to drop by and experience these amazing new works in person! 

Paulette Melanson, "Working Together", 24" x 36", acrylic on canvas
You can view other great works by Paulette by following the link HERE

These incredible new paintings are available for purchase, for details, contact the gallery at
(902) 425-9456 or via email at

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

It's been a's it going?

 Hey everyone!  Sorry we haven't been keeping up this blog lately! The summer is just whoooshing by, and we keep meaning to say HI over here more often!  We hope you've all been enjoying the season of sun and fun, and invite you to remember to pop by when you are in the city again, for some art therapy with us. 


We've been busy beavers these days, and thanks to the generous support of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission we've been able to create an actual website.Special thanks also goes out to Nick Brunt; one of our gallery artists, that also helped get this underway. Horray! Have you checked it out yet?  HEAD ON OVER TO and take a peek around!


Also thanks to the Downtown Halifax Business Commission,we will be setting up an outdoor gallery space to showcase art soon.We'll be featuring affordable prints, postcards and small works perfect for anyone walking past that needs a little art break in their day.

An affordable NEW print by Briana Corr Scott

NEW MOON print is by Erin Hollingshead


Have you heard about our ART IS ALL AROUND US  WALKING TOUR? We'd love to show you around the city of Halifax on a fun art-centric tour of murals and public art in the downtown core! Find out more information HERE and BOOK YOUR TOUR WITH US TODAY either through the link or if you'd prefer, call us directly! Tourism Nova Scotia has been helping us a lot along the way- special thanks to Melanie Lowe! Currently tours run on Tuesdays and Saturdays!

On top of that, we have lots of NEW SHOWS UPCOMING and have added a few new artists to our roster too!  We can't wait to see you all again- our gallery is a safe space and we take Covid-19 protocol seriously so everyone can get back to having more fun on a more regular basis while keeping others safe! SEE YOU SOON!  

PS-  The below poster is part of our NEWISH POSTER POLE GALLERY! Check out all the posters along Barrington Street or HERE! ENJOY!