Barry Colpitts Folk Art
Barry Colpitts is a sought after folk artist who lives on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. Barry has been creating his folk art for about 20 years. In 1989, he started carving small pieces in his house and gave them to family members. Each piece has a story. He will often look at a piece of wood and he will know what he will carve from it. He gathers branches and cuts trees for his carvings. Barry uses a chainsaw and a crooked knife for his tools. Once he finishes his pieces, he will paint his art with marine paint, in his paint shed. He uses bright colors to decorate his primitive folk art.