Sometimes the holiday season can bring us a bit of anxiety, knowing that we want to find the perfect gifts for those people in our lives that mean the most. We’ve all been there, so this week we wanted to introduce you to one of our favourite in-store gift collections, Sharon Nowlan’s Stone Art.
Sharon Nowlan’s art is reflective of the beautiful land and seascapes of Nova Scotia where she grew up drawing, painting and creating in a variety of media. The Sharon Nowlan Collection transforms a mix of composite pebbles and other materials into inspirational designs, from angels and devoted friends to sentiments such as “Celebrate Life,” and “Follow your heart.”
Known as pebble art, these fine artisan reproductions capture the joy and emotional experience of relationships, depicting couples, family, friends and individuals. A meaningful gift for the special people in your life — on special occasions or “just because” — Sharon Nowlan’s minimalist style allows the subject matter to make its own powerful statement.
“ I often attempt to capture the wind with my pebbles. The wind in a skirt, in the branches of a tree, the sails of a sailboat, petals falling from a daisy, kites flying high overhead, laundry hanging on a line. The wind carries our memories and gently sends us reminders with every breath or mighty blow we feel on our faces.
“Making somethings from nothings is a very satisfying thing. I’ve been doing it since I was old enough to empty the toilet paper roll onto the floor to make doll furniture or some such thing. The world is a piece of art that is waiting to happen. So often a moment will catch my attention and beg to be captured. I could draw it, or photograph it or mould it in clay. I choose to set it in stone and other natural objects I find.”
“I began this art medium about 19 years ago. My son was three and gathered the first handful of pebbles that ended up in my first mixed media work of art. I’ve been working on my craft ever since. Evolving, designing, adding new elements such as driftwood, twigs, sea glass, ink, and wire. I will continue to find new ways to capture the beauty of life that is all around us.”
— Sharon Nowlan
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