Beatrice Salsman was born and raised in the beautiful Annapolis Vally in Nova Scotia and now calls Halifax her home. In her early years, Bea enjoyed painting in oils and water colour. She has studied with various artists throughout Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Her creative Energy directed her life’s journey through careers in carpentry and stained glass. Returning to her Nova Scotia roots, and to her love of painting, she now uses acrylics as her chosen medium of expression.
Bobbie began painting in 1987. She paints in oil, acrylic, and some water colour. She is a self-taught artist with no formal training. She paints landscapes, seascapes, still life, animals, and flowers.
She has had many successful solo exhibitions in addition to other smaller exhibits in New Brunswick, Alberts, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. She has done numerous commissions for private individuals as well as large works for town and business offices.
Her painting have found homes in Great Britain, the Channel Islands, Germany, Portugal, Australia, Japan, USA, as well as across Canada. Bobbie has donated paintings for fund-raising events, supporting CNIB, the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, New Brunswick hospitals, Family Mental Health Support Society of BC, and the Hospice Foundation at Kentville Hospital.
Fred has been creating fine art for over 30 years, mainly oil paintings. A few years ago he discovered the miniature painting venue and has found his niche. He enjoys seeing how much depth he can achieve in each landscape. His still life and seascapes capture the simple beauty of their settings. His goal is to convey the subtleties of color, shadow, and light in each painting.