Barry Colpitts

Barry Colpitts from Black Sheep Gallery

By: Black Sheep Gallery  07-04-2011
Keywords: Folk Art, Barry Colpitts

 Barry Colpitts has been carving since 1989 and his work has become very popular with collectors throughout North America. Many of his carvings are of mermaids, or include mermaids. His brightly decorated house, shown in the picture, has become a popular attraction for local people and tourists alike.Barry has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles and his environment was the subject of an episode of the Life Channel's "Weird Homes" in 2001. His work has been shown nationally and was one of 30 finalists out of more than 800 entries in the Imago national art contest in 2002. One of his paintings was purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank in 2007. Barry's artwork was featured on the 2009 Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival poster. His latest carved chair has been added to the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Keywords: Barry Colpitts, Folk Art,

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