If you see a mailbox that looks like this, you know that a colorful character lives here. The house in the photo below is obviously the house that goes with this mailbox.
This is the Black Sheep Gallery, which features the works of more than 40 folk artists. It is about an hour east of Halifax. Upon seeing this, even though we had along way to drive, we had to stop and take a look inside.
Walking up to the entrance begins a sensory overload. I think it is worthwhile that people pursue artistic expression regardless of whether they have received formal art training or are self-taught.
The proprietor is very religious, and some of the art has a religious theme.
The artist who owns the gallery is Barry Colpitts. I asked if I could take his photo. He obliged, posing in one of the folk art chairs in the gallery. Here is a link to the website for the Black Sheep Gallery.
In Nova Scotia it seems that you are never far from the woods.