Clarence, a native of Nova Scotia, lives near Bridgewater. He has a strong connection to the natural environment having spent much of his early adulthood in nature hunting and fishing. Clarence receives much of his inspiration for his work from native cultures and lives much of his life based on native philosophy.
Kevin, a native Nova Scotian began carving fishes and painting on scallop shells at the age of eleven. He is a nature lover and experiences well being while creating images that include seascapes, fishermen, birds as well as humorous presentations of life.
Long ago Louise adopted Nova Scotia as her home and she lives by the ocean. Her creativity spans across mediums. Presently she works mostly with found objects, she creates fiber art as well paper products.
Barry is a native Nova Scotian. He creates his humorous carvings with a whittling knife. Barry is a keen woodsman and for many years worked the woods with two oxen.
Richard is inspired by laughter. He creates his humorous and well executed pieces to bring a smile on people's faces. His use of colour is vibrant and detailed.
Ian is a native Nova Scotian who spent his career in the Canadian Navy. He creates whimsical sculptures of fish, birds, animals and figures. His vibrant use of paint and his skillful and creative application of same makes each piece unique and easily identifiable as his work.
In his earlier work Jimmy worked mostly with metal. He now prefers to work with wood because it enables him to create a broader range of and more defined images. However Jimmy frequently incorporates metal into his carvings.
Maggie is a native Nova Scotian. Her warmth and genuiness is expressed by the sensitivity that she brings to the art that she creates from found objects.
Laurie is a native Nova Scotian who has spent much of his working life on fishing vessels. So combing the beaches for driftwood came easy to him and creating "critters" from same gives him much pleasure.
Pat who is a quiet, gentle and observant person lives in New Brunswick. He often paints colourful maritime scenes which include lots of waterfront activity. His landscapes tend to be rather dreamy and devoid of people.
Bradford, a member of the pre-eminent Nova Scotia folk art family looks to the world around him and beyond for inspiration. His carvings and paintings are humorous creations in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Ransford is another Naugler brother. He has a large following of people who admire his work. Each of his friendly looking creatures is unique in that Ransford reports that "my tools move like lightening, hardly ever striking in the same place twice".
Leo is the youngest Naugler brother. He has a wonderful sense of humour which reveals itself in his work. At this time much of Leo's work is in collector's hands.
Mark has a more contemporary approach to his work. His favourite subjects are both the fish form and the female form and in many of his paintings there is a nice interplay between these two forms.
I have written about Craig in my blog. The seagull poster is printed on quality paper and is a nice addition to any decor.
Darell is a native Nova Scotian who more recently returned home to retire and paint. His work is considered to be crisp using vibrant colours traditional to folk art.
Mae is a warm engaging woman, who has many interests. She is the only female carver that I know of. Her carvings are refined in finish and her application of paint is exquisite.