21st Annual Christmas Party & Sale!

Tonight’s the night! I hope to see some of you here at the studio- we’ll have some food and drink to share and a door prize for one of you! We’ll also draw our annual gift card prize from the list of eNewsletter subscribers at 9pm.

Doors open at 7pm, and we’ll stay as late as you want! We’d love to see new faces as well as our regular supporters- please bring friends!

  • Christmas music, snacks, punch and mulled wine
  • Door prize $100 gift card: don’t forget to put your name in the bag!
  • Subscriber’s draw for a $100 gift card
  • 25% off (almost) everything in the shop!
  • Sale is valid in-store 7-11pm, and online all day.
  • Everyone welcome to join in!

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Starting this week off, we have these extras on offer:

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies
  • Partridgeberry Hand Pies
  • Blueberry Hand Pies
  • Salted Caramel Brownies
  • Cranberry White Chocolate Scones
  • Pecan Butter Tarts
  • Coffee Cookie
  • Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee Buttercream Frosting
  • Creamy Pumpkin Soup (Veggie option)
  • Spicy Italian Sausage & Zucchini Soup

Our full menu can be seen HERE

Please call the Café to make reservations: 536-2633
We have a very limited number of seats.
So call ahead! Even if it’s just a few minutes before your visit.

Thank you all for your support– it means a LOT to me. Shopping and eating at Norton’s Cove enables me to employ nine people in this small town, and to share some joy and beauty with all who stop in. And thank you to Team Norton’s Cove who are getting great new reviews online- we really appreciate those reviews on Google!

Café hours:

10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Anniversary Sale TUESDAY APRIL 19TH!

Norton’s Cove Studio
Incorporated April 19th 2002

I’m celebrating 🍾 20 years as a business owner!  Get 40% off your online purchase  at nortonscove.com on April 19th 2022!

Included in this sale (00:01 hrs until 23:59 hrs) are Norton’s Cove cards, mini-prints,  bookmarks, apparel, and all artwork made by me! And some things are already marked down more than 40%! You have to be a eNewsletter subscriber to get the best deals- you can easily subscribe by entering your email in the subscribe section of the main page of the website: just scroll down to the bottom of the page, enter your email, and you’re in! If you think you’re on the list, but you’re not sure, just send me a note, and I’ll make sure the subscriber box is ticked for you.

Thank you to all my wonderful supporters out there!  Every purchase, big or small, over the past 20 years has enabled me to grow my little company right here in my beautiful hometown.  ❤️

Norton’s Cove Studio 2002ish

In the Studio…

I’m in the studio today, putting together some frames and mats for already finished artworks.  Bonavista Bay by Virtue is almost sold out, with just 2 impressions still looking for new homes.

In 2014, I made this image of sailing up the bay in our beautiful Beneteau, Virtue.  It is a lino-cut relief edition, printed in black ink with water-colour applied after the ink had dried.  I made an edition of 50 + 6 proofs.  What I have remaining today, is 4 of the Trial Proofs, all matted in white which matches the print’s paper. 

I have frames available for three of them, and two of these are already spoken for!

If you’re choosing a frame, this option is A: Distressed Charcoal… (framed price is $325)  This one has a bit of a sunset happening.


This option is B: Rubbed Pewter… (framed price is $333)

And this option is C: Soft Gray… (framed price is $321)  This one has a very faint sunset starting.


We grabbed a take-out supper from the café and ate at the picnic table in the first gazebo on the Greenspond walking trail last night. Duke had the Baxter Burger & Chippies with a Dad’s Root Beer, and I had the Chick Pea Curry with an iced coffee. Yummy supper.

Beautiful evening, until the mosquitoes found us. In Greenspond! The 1st time I’ve ever seen them there! Never mind all the tragic things happening all over the world- I’m upset about the immigration of mosquitoes to Pond Island!!! I think I’m prejudiced towards mosquitoes.


I have plenty to be thankful for this year, including an amazing group of people that I get to work with every day. To all my gorgeous Norton’s Cove staff, thank you! I feel that we are all a part of a wonderful thing happening in our little community, and I couldn’t make it happen without your tireless efforts.

And I’m grateful for the summery weather we’re enjoying. Duke and I didn’t get much time for sailing this year, and this feels like a gift from Mother Nature.  Sun and warm wind made a perfect little jaunt around Flower’s Island.

My lovely clean studio…

Because my studio has been a busy spot these past few weeks, it’s been messy.
Then the heating system stopped working, forcing us to install new electric heaters… more mess.
So when I cleaned up the place to make it comfortable enough to work in again, I took a few snaps to show you how lovely a building I am lucky enough to have as a workspace…

Bonavista Bay by Virtue

Bonavista Bay by Virtue
Lino-cut relief print | 100% cotton Canson 250g paper |  Janet Davis 2014 | $130 matted* or $216 framed as shown | Image size is approximately 14″ wide x  8″ high | Variable Edition of 50 + 6 other proofs
This print is brand new and now available matted or framed at Norton’s Cove Studio and online (see the online shop to the right of this screen).
The inspiration for this piece is a photograph taken while sailing towards the Fair Islands, on our way to Sydney Cove on Pork Island for a night aboard our Beneteau 400 sailing vessel named Virtue.