April 2014 Update: Exciting News, We are permanently heading back to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and rebranding "From the Heart Folk Art," to "Hubert and Belle's Art and Decor"! The name is a tribute to my parents. The new website is Hubertandbelle.com which is presently being developed. I look forward to branching out to include fine art and other cottage decor items. Great news, a new ferry from Yarmouth to Portland, Maine will be starting on May 15th 2014. The community is really pulling together to make Yarmouth the place to visit. Thanks to Mayor Pam Mood for her "All Hands on Deck," initiative. " Stay tuned for updates.

LunenbergFrom the Heart Folk Art began on a road trip home from Nova Scotia in 2003. I am from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia but live in Toronto, Ontario. I have been collecting Folk Art, hand-carved and painted wooden sculptures, for a few years and after my family's first visit to the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival decided to share my passion with others. The quirky, whimsical characters always bring a smile to your face and are pieces of art to be shared with your family and handed down for generations. These self-taught artists are very friendly Maritimers, each with his/her own personal style of carving and painting.

This site was created to give you an example of what is available in the gallery. Please call for more information and/or to make an appointment. All prices shown are in Canadian Funds. .

Patti Durkee
Folk Art Enthusiast