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Art reflecting life

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Newfoundland artist’s work causes people to do a double take — is it a photo or a painting? It was the spring of 2018 and Natalie Esther Higdon was a month away from finishing her bachelor of science in psychology when she had an epiphany. Rather than become a therapist, the Memorial University graduate decided… Read More»

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Cute stuff for cute people

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Artist combines a love of animals and art to create whimsical pieces After working as a veterinarian in Newfoundland for many years, Kimberly Clarke decided to pursue her love of art. She enrolled in an art-and-craft-based textiles program at the College of the North Atlantic in 2016. “I’ve always made art, mostly illustrations,” says Clarke.… Read More»

Janna Wilton, watercolour artist. Photo: Submitted

Look, observe and understand

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Whimsical watercolours reflect P.E.I. and Nova Scotia architecture During the COVID-19 pandemic, Janna Wilton needed an outlet to destress from the everyday world, including her career as a registered nurse. Born on P.E.I., the long-time Nova Scotia resident found her passion in painting. When she began working with watercolours, she felt a connection: a way… Read More»

Each Mindful Maple Leaf is a uniquely carved labradorite stone produced at the Great Caribou Studio, a Nunatsiavut-based workshop that adheres to the Indigenous principles of artists and craftspeople. Photo: submitted

Rock of Ages

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A unique art project aims to bring healing and share First Nations heritage The colours are spectacular.  Shades of blue and green are the most popular, but hold a piece of labradorite and look for traces of yellow, red, and gold. Iridescent and shimmering, the gemstone is said to reflect the aurora borealis trapped within.… Read More»

Influenced by life on the east coast and its great diversity, Lindsey’s most recent art finds the right mix of colours making each province unique.

Made in the shade

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Lindsey Ross classifies the colours of our coast After working in a public service job out west, Lindsey Ross decided to move  home to P.E.I. in 2018. It was the perfect opportunity for her to turn her 14-year self-taught hobby into a passionate full-time career. She became an illustrator who operates a studio in Souris… Read More»

Roped In

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East Coast creator Nadine Jewer makes pottery with rope  After graduating with her Masters of Health Administration in 2012, Nadine Jewer felt it was time fora change. She opted to leave her career as an occupational therapist to stay at home with her two children, Ella and Ethan.  During that time, she tapped into her… Read More»

Percy Sacobie

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The great escape to the positive  Art means different things to different people. For Percy Sacobie, it’s an escape. But Sacobie, 47, a painter, carver and bead worker from St. Mary’s First Nation—a Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) community on the north side of Fredericton—resists the title of artist and the trappings it carries. “I do artwork,” says… Read More»

Tabitha + Co

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Meet a Nova Scotia designer who has fashion and sustainability in the bag

Last look: Mindy Harris

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Halifax fabric artist Mindy Harris embroiders acclaimed women

Coming home

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Returning to Halifax from the west coast inspired this ceramic artist’s practice

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