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Modern, Folkart, Impressionistic, Surrealist, Fauvist, Illustrative….

I’m always at a loss when someone says what kind of art do you do? What style of painting is it? I really have no idea what to say. I have a few different styles I like to paint in and sometimes they get combined without any real intention to do so. I paint what pleases me and I hope it pleases others. So much depends on my mood. My style is my own:)
Because of the colour and simple themes, people often think folk art. I applied to the Lunenburg Folk Art Festival once and was told, “No, sorry your work is not folk art, we cannot accept it” Ha.So there you have it. Who knows…..

I love colour and strong graphic composition. Most of what I do is off the cuff with no pre-planning. I’ve only used a reference photo once and that was of the small harbour at Peggy’s Cove. Something maybe I should try more of… I do love painting large dramatic skies and landscapes,with the sky dominating. Paintings that take your imagination and thoughts elsewhere:)

So…. what am I painting today? A small girl reading a book with cat cozy by her side and a window with a view…..
Have a creative day xo

About Shelagh Duffett

An artist and mum to a beautiful daughter. I live in the gorgeous province of Nova Scotia, Canada and write about bits and pieces of my life. Alice is the name of my grandmother, who was an amazing business woman and Paris is a city we LOVE. Art and tea are necessities!


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