Newfoundland: A Visual Artist’s Perspective

Words and Visuals Works by Allison Prior



The Newfoundland Arts Scene is alive and thriving. Local artists come together to share their talents, ideas, create and learn from each other through such avenues as artist workshops; and through support from the Art Association Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Eastern Edge Gallery, artists are able to display and sell their art.

There are so many venues and events in my hometown of St. John’s it's hard to keep up with all the excitement. For example:

The Christina Parker Gallery takes great pride in representing serious Newfoundland artists.

St. Michael's Printshop is an artist-run print studio which provides professional fine art printmaking facilities for established and emerging artists.

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery is Newfoundland and Labrador's largest public cultural space. It's the place where it all comes together - our history, heritage and artistic expression.  The Rooms unites the Provincial Archives, Art Gallery and Museum.

Botanical Garden displays a variety of nature works by local artists, has annual events, and brings artists together to paint the beautiful flowers of the garden.

Being an artist in Newfoundland brings many opportunities to paint the most beautiful landscapes and seascapes. With rugged hillsides, and rough waters, beautiful sunsets, our amazing outports, and fishing villages, it's an artist dream come true.


Allison Prior is a Newfoundland Portrait Artist and Art Instructor. Allison set up a small studio as a hobby to bring artists together to learn and share ideas. Born and raised in St. John's, Allison has travelled to almost every part of the island of Newfoundland taking many pictures along the way for her painting endeavors.
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