A few years ago, while visiting the city of Halifax in Nova Scotia, I came upon an ad for her art in a local travel brochure, and the link to her her blog, "Art & Tea". It was one of the first blogs I ever read! I was immediately enchanted by her whimsical folk art style paintings, and beautiful photography, plus I enjoyed her blogs about her and her young daughter's travel adventures to Paris and Scotland, amongst other places, and their life on the beautiful island of Nova Scotia.
Shelagh has been selling her delightful little paintings on E-Bay shop for years, but now she has an ETSY shop called Alice In Paris, where prints of some her artwork are available, and Broomhill Pictures, where prints of some of her beautiful photographs are sold.
I bought the following four prints recently when Shelagh was having a special sale. They are still in the cellophane envelopes that they are mailed in, as I have not bought frames for them as yet, but you can still see their bright happy colors and folk primative detail. ( click on all to enlarge)
I also purchased the print below for my grandchild's room because my son and daughter-in-law have an aquarium, and this watchful cat crouched in the corner above the pond full of goldfish reminded me of how their cats always watch their fish!
The next two prints were gifts for my daughter who recently adopted two adorable kittens, Maynard and Bartleby. This is the first time she has multiple cats in her apartment, and these prints of multiple cats lounging on a sofa and a settee were just too cute to resist!
Don't cats (and sometimes dogs) always find the best seat in the house, and claim it as their own?
Shelagh signs each print, and has a 100% positive feedback on her service in both her ETSY shops and her E-Bay shop, and her paintings, prints, and photographs have been sold all around the world!