Archive for July, 2007

Nova Scotia Folk Art

The most prominent family of folk artists in Nova Scotia today is the Naugler family of Lunenburg County. There are three bothers, Leo, Ransford and Bradford, their sister Verna Naugler/Zwicker and Leo’s son.

Every year their work sells out as soon as it is displayed at the Lunenburg Folk Festival and Sale.

I am very fortunate to own several carvings by Leo – a gigantic yellow flying fish, several decorated framed mirrors and a whimsical birdhouse. Best of all, I currently own a painting by each of the three brothers and they are all for sale.

First Ransford Naugler’s “Farm” with wonderful vibrant colours, the ubiquitous Nova Scotian seagull and telephone wires picked out in gilding. Check the picture with this post.
SOLD July 17/09

Next comes Bradford Naugler’s “Green Bay Farm” – a large square oil on quarter inch ply with a great country singer type guy walking along a beach beside a field with cows and a farm building alongside a road – again those seagulls are perching here and there.
SOLD July 17/09

The final painting is by Leo Naugler – entitled “Fishing” complete with decorated frame – a Leo Naugler trademark. Wonderful!! You’ll love it when you see it!
SOLD January 2009

My website is now resulting in sales of folk art across North America and I still have many great pieces to post – keep watching.

Meanwhile, the string of Ontario carved and painted fish decoys has gone to a new home, and the diorama of the first Samuel S. Cunard steamship has just sold.
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