Alan Syliboy

Artist Alan Syliboy studied privately with Shirley Bear and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where twenty-five years later, he was invited to sit on the Board of Governors. Alan looks to the indigenous Mi’kmaw petroglyph tradition for inspiration and develops his own artistic vocabulary out of those forms. This is his […]

Deanne Fitzpatrick

Rug-hooking artist Deanne Fitzpatrick is renowned worldwide for her stunning rugs and patterns. Her work is in permanent exhibits at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, among others, and she has made frequent radio and television appearances. Deanne is also the author of East Coast Rug-hooking Designs and Hook […]

John Henderson

Despite being raised in Newfoundland, John Henderson is an entrenched Northerner. He is the cartoonist of record for the Yellowknifer. He also toons for News North, Inuvik Drum and Deh Cho Drum.

Kate Christensen

Kate Christensen is the author of Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites as well as six previous novels, including The Epicure’s Lament and The Great Man, which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She writes about food, drink, life, and books for numerous publications, most recently The New York Times Book Review, […]

Trudy Sable
Briana Corr Scott

Briana Corr Scott as born in Salem, MA, and grew up in New Hampshire. Her love of painting began early in life, and continued during her studies at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in 2006, where she lives with her husband and three young children. She now […]

Lara Martina

Lara Martina is one of Nova Scotia’s contemporary landscape artists, a writer, and illustrator. A Canadian of Mi’kmaw, French, and Italian heritage, she divides her time between Italy and Canada. Born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts in 1955, Martina was educated at NSCAD University, Mt, Saint Vincent University, and The European Graduate School. Martina’s research interests […]

Art Stevens

Arthur Stevens is a Mi’kmaq community member from Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia. Throughout his professional and personal life Art has worked with and for Indigenous peoples and organizations across Atlantic Canada. As a published artist, illustrator, and graphic designer, Art is an award-winning Indigenous professional who takes pride in sharing his creative works […]

Christian Quesnel

Christian Quesnel produced several comic books for the Editions du Vermillon in Ottawa. Since 2003, he works in tandem with author and storyteller Danièle Vallée, with whom he created the illustrated novel Le D2ux (Éditions David, Ottawa) and graphic novels Manche de pelle and Langue de poche (Studio Premières Lignes, Gatineau). He’s illustrated several books […]


Carolyn Epperly is a nationally renowned professional artist; watercolors are her passion. Her signature memberships include the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Carolyn is a member of Excellence of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, serving as its president in 2011 and 2017. A life-long Montgomery […]