This week at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café…

Moving right along with year-end paperwork, I’m making good progress! There is quite a lot of sitting involved in January- and my eyes are tired of looking at screens and papers. I’m looking forward to some art happening on Saturday! The studio will be open for visitors from 10-6.

I’ve been changing the prices of some of my older pieces that have been hanging around too long for my liking- have a look at the online shop to see what’s on sale! There are now quite a few art pieces, as well as small gift items on for half price. I entered the word ‘sale’ in the search bar on the website and all the sale items popped up! It’s a handy feature to find anything you’re looking for at Norton’s Cove. You can shop online or in-store, but these sale prices disappear when February arrives.


Product Spotlight

“A part of the UNDERNEATH body of work, these Smudge Herring paintings remind us that we are in this together! As much as we are all individuals, there is great comfort in knowing that we are not alone in our struggles.  I intend to stop making smudge herring paintings at no. 100, and make a slight shift in my image choices.  “

Smudge Herring No. 73
Oil on canvas
Janet Davis 2022
20″ high x 30″ wide
Unframed (no frame required)

This week at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café…

…I’m making plans for the 2023 season!

January is reserved each year for book-keeping year-end procedures and a study of what happened in the past 12 months, with a focus on what we should repeat and what we should change to make the next 12 months even better. There are applications to fill out with deadlines approaching very soon, marketing plans to implement, and tax forms to fill in. I love making plans!

And I’m planning to finish a small group of paintings that I started in November and haven’t had time to complete this month! Focussing on making new artwork this year is very important to me, as 2022 was certainly not my most productive year.

I’ve been changing the prices of some of my older pieces that have been hanging around too long for my liking- have a look at the online shop to see what’s on sale!

The studio will be open this week: Saturday 10am-6pm and any other time by chance or appointment. Call or text me at 536-8166 to make an appointment.

I’d love to hear from you: what did you like best about Norton’s Cove Studio & Café in 2022? What would you like to see changed?


Yes, I’ve been listening to Phil Collins lately.

And painting. I made this little video to show how I worked on this piece. I finished it late last night, and I’m feeling a little hung-over this morning, but satisfied.

Here’s a look at No. 72 in my Smudge Herring series… It’ll be listed in the online shop once the paint dries! I did add Nos. 70 and 71 this week!

Originally tweeted by Norton’s Cove Studio & Café (@NortonsCove) on February 4, 2022.

Happy Christmas!

This year marks a different Christmas here at home with lots of family members & friends missing from our usual festivities.  But we’re all healthy, safe, and happy.  And I’m very happy that none of us are alone.  Because really, love is all we need, right?

Studio Update

There’s always something in the works at Norton’s Cove Studio, and you’re welcome to be a part of it! If you’re nervous about going out because of the coronavirus, then please feel free to shop from home with our online store or call in an order. You can pick it up or have it delivered without contact locally. We’re happy to bring you your Norton’s Cove fix!

Brand new paintings in the studio! And lots more in the works. I’m on a roll!

Our 3rd Friday Night @ Norton’s Cove is tonight!

  • Craft Demonstration: I will be printing Christmas Cards! Check out how lino-cut printing plates are pressed into paper with my etching press- have a hand at turning the wheel if you like!
  • Flash Sale: If you’re on our customer mailing list, you’ll get 15% off your entire purchase from 6-9pm
  • And we’ll be serving up cappuccinos, lattés, and americanos!

Norton’s Cove Studio Hours of Operation:

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm