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Barry Colpitts is a folk artist in the true sense of the word. His home on Highway 7 in Tangier attests to that. The house has become a work of folk art in it's own right, with much of its exterior surface being a huge canvas for displaying Colpitts' work.

Colpitts began making his creations 15 years ago as a way to work off stress from his job. Since then he has sold many pieces with a popular line of nudes & topless mermaids outselling the rest. (Wonder why?)

Many of Colpitt's pieces are sea inspired with seagulls and fish being a favourite theme. Barry admits to having an affinity for mermaids.

"It's easy to remember what a nude woman looks like", he jokes. Understandably, the mermaids' faces look vaguely like his wife with many having her blue eyes & long, brown flowing hair.

(This is NOT a mermaid)


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Highway7 E-zine, a publication of Hatch Media, is an electronic journal with a focus on commercial, historical, cultural and ecological issues concerning the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Topics include a growing resource of currently more than 300 articles. More articles and image galleries are added frequently as new material is brought to our attention. With Highway7.com, our primary aim is to serve, inform and reflect the rural communities on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, as well as to acquaint new residents, visitors, tourists, and investors with the special beauty and enormous potential of our region.
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