Meet our 2019 Artists of White Point Artists!
With the countdown on, the artists to be featured within our 7th Annual Artists of White Point are busy in their shops and studios creating incredible works of art and craft to share with you on Sunday November 10th. While you have to meet and see their works to really appreciate their talent, craftsmanship and wonderful personalities – until then, check out the bios they have sent along to whet your appetite and be sure to check out the links provided. Of course if you can’t get to the show, you can always reach out to them directly, or pop into our Gift Shop anytime!
Proudly, here are the 40+ Artists that will be here at White Point on November 10th, 10am – 4pm.
Remember that everyone is welcome, admission is FREE and there is a ‘cash machine’ should you need one!
Wood carving with traditional hand tools. Work includes duck and shorebird carvings, sea shells, fish and other marine life; handmade jewelry; driftwood, sea glass, coral and leather.
Unbridled Studio – Matthew Carver
Unbridled Studio is the pre-vocational pursuit of a young man on the autism spectrum. Small gift items such as book beads, wine charms, bath salts and foot soaks promote assembly and packaging skills. Unbridled products are great as a stocking stuffer, souvenir, small gift or hostess treat!
Roger Savage, RCA
Roger Savage, a graduate in Fine Arts ( Mt.A.’63), has been a self-employed artist since 1969.Forty-two years ago he & his spouse, Isolde, settled in Liverpool. His original prints and paintings have been widely exhibited and his designs are on the ’78 & ‘81 Canada commemorative $100 gold coins. Since 1991, the Savage Studio (www.rogersavge.ca) adjacent to his home has been the primary outlet for his artwork. Field trips have taken him to many inspiring painting sites including the Arctic, Sable Island, Gotland, & Crete. He has led painting workshops locally as well as in Bermuda, Cuba and Germany. His work is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
Janet and Laurie Clattenburg
Retired artisan Laurie works in wood carvings and has been re-purposing silver and silver plate cutlery into fine pieces of jewellry. Janet also a wood carver and paints in many different mediums.
I grew up in Hunts Point and went to High School in Liverpool. I practiced law with the NS Department of Justice for 31 years retiring in 2008. I have a summer cottage in Port L’Hebert where my father was a lobster fisherman. I took painting classes after I retired. I now display and sell my paintings at Halifax International Airport, Jennifer’s on Spring Garden Road, The Coastal Queens Centre in Port Mouton and at the White Point Gift Shop.
White Point artist Marg Millard’s painting focuses on capturing the light as it plays with nature; especially as it chases over the sea, providing her a satisfaction (and sometimes a frustration) unequaled by anything else.
Baby Lullaby Gift Books – Lynn McCarron
Hailing from Wallace, Nova Scotia, Lynn McCarron started her independent publishing company, Baby Lullaby Gift Books in 2012. Her aim was to bring destinations to life for babies and young children, but the books have become a big hit with travellers as well. NS Lullaby and NL Lullaby are both national best sellers.
Imagination Creations Jewelry Plus – Julie Nauss
Julie Nauss is a self-taught jewelry artist who gets her inspiration from the ocean. She Makes sea glass jewelry from sea glass she gathers from the beautiful shores of Nova Scotia. Besides sea glass, she also makes creations from driftwood, shells and dollars and more.
Sticks and Stones Folk Art – Laurie and Maggie Horton
After 21 years creating folk art Laurie and Maggie continue to produce and paint some of the most interesting creatures you will find. There motto is still the same “We deal in smiles” come in and laugh at our work – and wait until you see their lobsters!
Deb and Chuck Taylor
Deb Sponagle-Taylor multi medium artist specializing in needle felting of animals and people. Painting on and repurposing found old boat pieces. Deb and her husband Chuck “Sea people art ” sea people figurines , were regular venders during the 1990s Maritimes craft/art show circuit and are now retired and still creating daily on the south shore of Nova Scotia where you can find today in Liverpool.
Cherry Hill Studio- Leslie Snidle & Ed Saikaley
Together, Ed and Leslie create unique images in carved opaque glass, local stone and watercolours of local themes. The art of sandblasting is taken to a new level. Leslie also makes cards and bookmarks from her original watercolours that capture the natural beauty of the Nova Scotia landscape.
Grinners Dog Treats – Robin Anthony
All natural, gluten-free, preservative free dog treats in the flavours of Atlantic Canada, with kelp in every crunch.
Marie is a local stitchery artist. She enjoys creating quilts as well as quilted items such as placemats and tote bags. Recently Marie has created “Peter Rabbit” and his relatives. Peter is a cuddly white bunny and is exclusive to the White Point gift shop.
Sheila Porter – Little Arrow Porcupine Quill Jewelry
Sheila is a Mi’kmaq artisan who creates handmade products using materials in the “natural” state, such as porcupine quills, leather and deer/moose antlers. To give colour she uses semi-precious stones, glass beads or Swarovski crystals.
Cyril Moores – Mi’kmaq Basket Weaver
Cyril is a Mi’kmaq artist who hand crafts many different varieties and sizes of baskets using different varieties of wood and grass. He’s well known in these parts and his baskets don’t last long in our Gift Shop!
Kim Stephenson – Sweater Mittens Crafter
Kim grew up making crafts with her sisters and mother. Kim always found sewing, knitting and rug hooking a very pleasurable past time. Her love of crafts and finding beautiful wool sweaters found at thrift stores lead to mittens. She loves repurposing unwanted clothing in to warm mittens that are fun to wear.
Bev Crouse, Fabric & Quilt Artist
From her signature and wildly popular Nova Scotia Tartan Infinity Scarf to quilted creations for hangings and even bow ties, Bev is one of those incredible folks that are constantly stitching up new creations. Bev has been a long-time friend of White Point most recently guiding us through the design, creation and unveiling of our new White Point Quilt – “Stitching White Pointers Together”. After hosting dozens of Quilting Parties with White Pointers of all ages and all over Canada, Bev has enabled White Pointers to been woven into the very fabric of White Point! Bev Crouse is a Nova Scotia Quilt and Fabric artist specializing in Stitching up Memories and Milestones. Her portfolio includes simple memory quilts, large art and story quilts and all things in between. Bev is nearby in Western Head, Queens County.
Be Steel My Art – Blair Brown
Be Steel my Art is the work of Blair Brown. Blair was a welder and Fabricator of Off-shore equipment. Having the ability to “see” things in materials he was working with lead him to discovering a hidden talent, steel art.
Blair is also one of our Sea’Spired Art collection artists. Vince the tall ‘tin’ sea fishermen is a welcoming sight along the edge of the oceanfront cottages – be sure to swing by and say ‘Hi’!
Fabulous Attic – Johanna Knopf
Following several unforgettable vacations at White Point Beach Resort my family and I considered a move to Nova Scotia. In 2010 our dream came true and now we live in Dublin Shore on the gorgeous South Shore.
Inspired by the sea and the countryside I started designing and creating my artwork which contains wooden signs, driftwood creations, paintings, photography and much more.
It’s not just the quality of images in nature that Cheryl Hassen photographs; it’s the things that she sees that sets her apart. This extends to her art pieces that are not only beautiful but that lift one’s spirit. Truly unique artist.”
Craig Naugler is a one of White Point’s folk artists who you can find all around the Main Lodge- you’ll soon see that we have fallen in love with Craig’s owls, masks and many other colorful creations. Craig grew up in Bridgewater following the footsteps of his father, Bradford Naugler, who took up painting and carving in the late 1980’s. Craig has been carving since he was 19 years old and is best known for his carved owls and masks. He carves all kids of birds including roosters, seagulls, robins as well as totem poles and even bird baths. His work is displayed in galleries and sold all over the U.S. and Canada. When you see a spotted owl in our Main Lodge, you know it’s Craig’s work. We are in love with these creations!
Wendy Harris & Eva Romanczak
Painting together since a folk art class, Wendy and Eva use alcohol ink and acrylics to create one of a kind shells, tiles and canvases. Their community project (Lockportshells) provided almost 500 painted shells to give to visitors from across Canada and the world.
Jill Cooper, Fine Artist
Jill Cooper, raised in Newfoundland and now a Nova Scotia resident, has never strayed far from the water. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University (TUNS) in Halifax with a Masters in Architecture, had a career doing set design for film and television in Toronto, and was a gallery owner in Chicago.
Jill now lives in Bridgewater, NS and splits her time between painting, family, and being an entrepreneur. She has had art shows in Chicago, Halifax, Bridgewater, and Mahone Bay. Her work is primarily oil paint and, more often than not, features strong elements of water and sky.
Judy Cooper, Textile Artist
Judy Cooper captures the vibrant colors and soul of the Maritimes in her beautiful art. Since retiring from teaching, her lifelong love of sewing and fabrics has turned into a full-time pursuit of creating amazing designs and unique fiber art! Working from her studio in the South Shore of Nova Scotia, she uses a variety of styles and mediums including hand sewing and embroidery, cotton and silk fabrics, machine stitching, decorative embellishments, and more. All these techniques blend into amazing abstract jewelry, fiber depictions of land and sea, and beyond. Her work has been exhibited and sold world-wide, across North America and as far as Japan and England. She has pieces in permanent collections in the City of St. John’s, NL and with the NL Government and has earned multiple awards for excellence from the Craft Council of NL.
John Baxter is retired. He collects dead sand dollars on the South Shore beaches and transforms the fragile exoskeletons to durable wearable pieces of jewellery. He also dabbles in woodwork making inlaid crib boards using three wood species and end grain cutting boards.
Julie Gratzer – Impressions with Clay
Impressions with Clay encompass all my interests, hobbies and past history with home based businesses. In recent years I have taken up abstract painting with acrylics and oils and also making jewelry with beads. Recently I discovered polymer clay and ta da…Impressions with Clay was born. I live in beautiful Nova Scotia Canada with my husband, our daughter and our four kitty cats. I love the flexibility and freedom of owning my own business and I’m addicted to making these works of art for people such as yourself to enjoy.
Impressions with Clay
Jen Miller – In Tune Living and Design
Handmade Diffuser Jewelry from Nova Scotia. Aromatherapy at its best! Made with semi-precious beads and lava beads! Fashionable and beneficial! InTune Living and Designs is an aromatherapy / diffuser jewelry business and is also a journey about living a healthy more fulfilling lifestyle. Essential oils are a beneficial part of my own personal health care. After experiencing just how beneficial they were I decided to start making diffuser jewelry. As they are made with lava beads that hold essential oils. Aromatherapy is a wonderful tool to have and bracelets are a great way to have your own personal aromatherapy.
Intune Living and Design
My oldest and I love making beautiful crafts together and we found our jewellery (earrings) have been a fantastic item and we would like to have the opportunity to share them at White Point.
I moved from Ontario to a summer retreat on the South Shore in 2012. As a quilter I have designed and assembled many quilts and then expanded to tote bags. They have proven to be a most serviceable item – popular as shopping bags, beach bags, and library bags and much more – you decide! I also make homemade marmalades and jams.
I am a self-taught fibre artist and I use raw merino wool which I needle felt into real life and abstract colourful pictures.
Daphne Haywood- Knotty Girl Rope Items
I use repurposed lobster rope to create wreaths, baskets, mats, ornaments and other rope creations. Get Knotty this Christmas with rope creations that will lend a nautical flair to your décor.
Knotty Girl Rope weaving
Heather Cook: Heddy’s Warm Woolies
With a philosophy that a splash of colour brightens any day, Heather Cook’s hats, mitts, slippers and other knit or felted pieces bring cheer into your wardrobe – and wait until you see her LOBSTER toques! Growing up in nearby Beach Meadows, the ocean and its creatures have inspired Heather’s work, and hold a special place in her heart.
Heddy’s Warm Woolies
Rick Conrad “Dirty Buoy”
We make our soaps and other skin-care products in small batches, using all-natural ingredients and only essential oils. We do not use palm oil or animal fats, and most of our products are vegan-friendly. Try our full line of soaps, body butters, skin and lip balms, candles and essential oils.
Lynn Slack – Low Tide Treasures
I’m a local gal who loves the beach and the ocean. I find great joy in creating wreaths, shadow boxes and other household decor items that brings the ocean to your home! My items are crafted with beach treasure finds from our Atlantic Ocean beaches.
Low Tide Treasures
Joan Lilly – Lilly Pad Candles and Soaps
My retirement project in 2001 was to make candles as a hobby which then turned into a small business. I increased my products to include goat’s milk soaps, lip balms, dog shampoo and other goodies. The Lilley Pad Candles and Soaps is still my “baby” and I enjoy meeting new customers and friends at craft shows, as well as wholesale to craft shops in Canada and a few in the states.
I have just retired as a machinist for over 40 years. Over the past 2 years, I have, as a hobby, made twist pens, click pens and fountain pens out of over 30 different types of woods from around the world. My specialty is deer antler pens.
Manuela Mueller – Natures Art by Restless Roots
We make nautical themed decorations from reclaimed wood and also make handmade decorative soaps and beeswax candles.
Medway Head Lighthouse Society
The Medway Head Lighthouse Society is non-profit community group whose aim is to preserve the Medway Head Lighthouse. Many local artists have participated in our annual art show and made this fundraiser a great success.
Later in life I began to search out my Mi’kmaq heritage and what it means to me. The biggest leg of this journey took place in Quebec. I learned the native traditions from many different elders; Cree, Mohawk, Mi’kmaq and Ojibway elders while in Quebec. During the three years spent working with the elders I learnt of our spiritual traditions and plant medicines. I then moved back to my ancestral lands here in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). I settled in Milton on the Mersey River, our ancestor’s highway for countless generations.
I make native craft work and sell that work around the province. This not only allows me to share my work with others but to share my knowledge of my Mi’kmaq people with others from Canada and around the globe, building bridges to our ancient culture and our living people.
Betsy Hart/Robert Luliucci – Bear Cove Resources
Bear Cove Resources collects storm-tossed ‘wrack’ seaweeds from the shoreline of Liverpool Bay to produce Storm-cast – composted seaweed. Wrack is a Nova Scotia renewable resource and traditional soil amendment highly valued and used by generations of gardeners and farmers. Betsy and Bob created all artwork and packaging design in-house.
Sandy MacLean – Summer Kitchen
The first pot of marmalade simmered in the Summer Kitchen in 1994. Orange Marmalade with Scotch Whiskey has been in production since then; joined later by several other delicious combinations. Originally offered in New Brunswick, the Summer Kitchen is now producing its fine comestibles in Port Medway, Nova Scotia. These unique products are prepared in small batches and bottled with care for your enjoyment. Perfect for gifting but don’t forget to give yourself a delicious treat too!
Liz Blanchette – Maritime Salt Makers of Canada
Our Nova Scotia sea salt is moist unrefined food-grade finishing salt with all the ocean trace minerals and no additives. It is made from the cold Atlantic waters off the Eastern Shore from May to October.
I started making polymer clay jewelry in the mid 1990’s after receiving a book and some fimo for a Christmas present. I made and sold jewelry throughout the south shore for most of my high school years until life and school got in the way. Fast forward to 2019 and some of my pieces of jewelry started to resurface and inspired me to start creating again. One of the staff from my high school re-gifted me a necklace (in the above picture) and a pair of earrings I had created 25 years earlier. To my surprise a number of people still hang on to the pieces I made.
I specialize in can work and specifically faces, No two pieces are the same, and all are made in small batches. I typically produce a few pair of earrings and/or pendants from the same batch. I prefer Premo by Sculpey as it seems to harden well and easy to work with.