Let me introduce myself: I'm Janet Davis, an artist and entrepreneur living and working on the North side of Bonavista Bay, on the island of Newfoundland in Eastern Canada. There are many challenges to running a business here in my small rural hometown, and there are many wonderful benefits too. This blog is where I share some of those challenges and triumphs, and share what it's like to live in this part of the world.
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. ❤️
I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Jane Adey for The (Fisheries) Broadcast on CBC radio recently. She did an excellent job of filling in the details of the history of my heritage building/studio, and ended with the perfect finishing touch.
I’ve started painting a new 20-panel piece as a part of my UNDERNEATH Series. I’m projecting a photograph onto the canvases and painting through the image. I’ve not used this technique before for large scale paintings, but I’m really enjoying it. Of course, it works best at night in the dark.
The image being projected was taken with a GoPro camera in waterproof casing under spring sea ice at Ship Island (Greenspond) on a bitterly cold day. The image itself is outstanding, with ice crystals illuminated from above, and dark kelp attached to the rocks below. Duke and I have been capturing images like this for about a year now, and I have some real beauties to draw inspiration from.
This post was promised to one of my besties… screenshots of film footage I’ve been getting under the surface of the ocean (with lots of help from Duke) for my newest works in progress… I’m working on a series of paintings, prints, and textile pieces focusing on the ocean in relation to depression and life.