Archive for the ‘Nova Scotia Folk Art’ Category
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?
I thought it was time to give you an update on my current Nova Scotia Folk Art offerings. I have recently sold the following pieces: the string of fish decoys, the Neil Levy seagull ditto, and the wonderful Britannia(Samuel S. Cunard, Cunard Lines memoribilia) went this summer too.
I just noticed that I hadn’t before showed you this Tom Rector Bird Tree. Tom, who is now deceased made very few of these – his specialty was “crotch men” made from crotched tree branches. This is another of the pieces that makes me smile whenever my eye lights on it. Somewhat primitive, but carved and polychromed with a sure eye for detail but whimsical sense of colour, I am offering these fellows as a surefire hit under someone’s Christmas tree.
I will be adding pictures soon of a model of a cape islander fishing boat, and a harness race horse – two of the many maritime icons that are seen everywhere in the Atlantic Provinces.
Folk Art Bird Tree has SOLD!
You’re looking at my newest Nova Scotia Folk Art acquisition. This is “Free Willie” a carved and painted piece by Jean Marc Poirier, Cape Breton Island, completed in 2002. Apparently Mr. Poirier stopped working for a few years after this piece was made, but has begun again in recent years and is generating great interest now among collectors.
I hope I can find more of his work – it’s the kind of Folk Art that causes me to smile when I look at it. Especially, note the wonderful colour and depiction of waves on the stand.
I’m so happy to have Willie with me for a while, overseeing my work as a quiltmaker – I know he will be my muse when I embark on the Dolphin quilt I expect to be making soon!