Archive for June, 2008

Folk Art Currently Available – part one



The first picture is of Leo Naugler’s “Flying Fish” – this is a large carving which will be extremely expensive to ship as it will need careful and well padded packing to ensure no damage occurs – perhaps this is better as a pick up! There is a stable crack along one side of the body due to drying and curing of the wood. This does not affect the integrity or strength of the piece.
The next picture is of David Stephens “Beach Flowers” an impressionistic and exciting folk art painting.

Third picture is of an an embroidered, beaded and appliqued wallhanging on green blanket/duffle cloth by Mary Tookomee. This form of art has been a longstanding decorative form used on duffle coats/parkas and parka covers for generations by Inuit women, and more recently wallhangings have also been made. This piece is exquisite. Sednas are a recurring theme in Inuit art and folklore.

The fourth picture shows three significant pieces currently in my collection: a Tom Rector bird tree; Free Willie, a beautiful polychromed carving by Jean-Marc Poirier; and Leo Naugler’s fun and funky birdhouse.
If you are interested in any of these pieces, contact me at:

Folk Art Currently Available

SOLD July 17/09 Leo Naugler Birdhouse

SOLD July 17/09 Wilf Gaudet – harness racehorse
I’ve had several inquiries recently about my folk art pieces, especially those of Leo Naugler. I am posting pictures today of the pieces I currently own and inviting inquiries. Above, starting with the first picture, is a funky Leo Naugler birdhouse – wouldn’t that be a fun addition to your covered porch?
Next comes an older piece of a type that used to be common but has become quite rare. This is an earlier Cape Islander boat rigged with sail in addition to motor as these fishing vessels used to be. This piece was collected from an old cottage on the Northumberland Strait shore of Nova Scotia, near Amherst. The boom needs to be re-attached – an easy fix, but I will leave it to you.
And lastly, for this post, is a carving of a harness race horse and driver, done by Wilf Gaudet of Prince Edward Island. Harness horse racing was a very populat hobby among farmers and working class men 40 or 50 years ago and almost all the larger communities had tracks. I remember watching harness racing in the winter on the North Commons in Halifax when I was a child, and some years later bought a retired mare and trained her to saddle.
Blogger won’t allow me more photos on this post, so will make several postings today. Thanks for looking! Contact me for more information.

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