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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»

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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»

Artist Urve Manuel brings her passion for the wilderness into her kiln glass creations. Photo: Urve Manuel

The softer side of glass

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Kiln glass artist Urve Manuel celebrates the movement of life with colour and light Urve Manuel was destined to be an artist. Her Estonian grandfather was a fisherman and a farmer. Her mother sewed and knitted most of her clothes and her father did lots of woodworking. “Back in the day, everything was made by… Read More»

Sand casting creates a textured design in statement jewelry inspired by waves and swirling water. Photo: Jeanette Walker

The sands of time (and stories)

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Bespoke jewelry by P.E.I. artist Jeanette Walker In the 1980s, Jeanette Walker made white go-go dresses with fluorescent colours for her friends to wear when clubbing in Toronto. When the blue lights shined, the colours of the dresses would show up.  Realizing something was missing, Walker used the same fluorescent paint to create unique polymer… Read More»

The wheel keeps turning

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From B.C. to Scotland to Japan, New Brunswick potter
Rachel Morouney shares her artistic journey

Mapping a new path

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In 2012, when the prestigious Polaris Music Prize asked Jud Haynes to design its poster, the Newfoundland artist didn’t want to stray from the organization’s screen printed aesthetic. Yet, he was faced with one small hurdle: he didn’t know how to screen print. This small obstacle birthed the company Rehearsals Rehearsals, founded by Haynes and… Read More»

Entering the divine

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How a Canning, N.S. artist found her calling in horsehair pottery

A riot of colours

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The delicate work of P.E.I. stained-glass artist Cathy Murchison-Krolikowski

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