The Not Likely Story Of People Artist Maud Lewis

Home Is Where The Art Is: The Unlikely Story Of Folk Artist Maud LewisListen to the Story 2:54Enlarge this image toggle caption Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Art Gallery of Nova ScotiaThere’s no rain in her clouds, no gray in her shadows; Maud Lewis’ small paintings are bright with sunshine, and filled with blue skies, crystal snow and calm waters.
Now, a new movie tells the true story of a painter from Nova Scotia whose joyful works hardly hint at the difficult life she led.
“toggle caption Private Collection/Art Gallery of Nova ScotiaRadio editor Nina Gregory and Web producer Beth Novey contributed to this report.
The gallery has 55 of Lewis’ paintings in their permanent collection.
Enlarge this image toggle caption Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Art Gallery of Nova ScotiaLewis painted what she saw — cows, horses, cats, oxen — “often with a very cheeky sense of humor,” says Shannon Parker, Curator at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.

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