I am completely amazed at all the talented, creative people in Nova Scotia. Each artist I meet has something completely different to offer. The pieces they create are a reflection of their personalty so I have fun meeting all of the artists who have artwork in my shop. I would never accept work from someone who isn't nice. If you buy a piece of art from me, I will describe the person who makes it. Knowing about the individual who created a carving or painting will make you appreciate the work even more.
I have always admired people who were artistic and creative. When I first started teaching in 1989, my principal and mentor, Vivian Shapiro, taught my art classes. I had no idea what I was doing....I was not artistic when I was in school, I was never taught art. I took a few classes and learned a lot which helped me gain confidence when teaching my students visual art. Many of the artists I know have never taken an art course, now that's just talent!