The Maritime

Painted Saltbox Gallery

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 If you wish to visit please, contact us

and we will respond to your request and do our best to

accommodate you at your convenience. 

265  Petite Riviere RoadPetite Riviere, Nova Scotia.



Current Events 2020

Tom Alway & Peter Blais  are featuring some of their work in a Group Show

at the Astor Theatre  in Liverpool, Nova Scotia

Riding the Swells

from February 5-28, 2020. 

See the poster and slide show below. Click on this link to take you to the website:

Tom Alway & Peter Blais  are participating in another Group Show continuing the Celebration of the 2020 Lobster Crawl Festivities on the South Shore of Nova Scotia at the White Point Resort Hotel.  The show's title is "Oh Buoy".  Here are some of the images of our new work which will be on display at White Point  from February 8th to February 14th.  Click on the link for more information.


OUR NEW 2020 MARITIME PAINTED SALTBOX CALENDAR is now available at our gallery.  SORRY! SOLD OUT  Cost is $20.00 plus tax. Click on the Cover Page  to the right to download a pdf of the calendar to see what it looks like. 

If interested, we will ship a copy to you via Canada Post expedited parcel to locations in continental US and Canada.  Cost will be $20.00 plus cost of packaging & shipping and applicable taxes, depending on your location.  For further details contact us and indicate your postal code and telephone number and we will get back to you with exact cost and details on how to pay.  


We are open now by chance or appointment.  f you are interested in visiting the gallery, you can drop by to see if we are around, call ahead  or email us with your request.  We are more than happy to see you anytime. 

Our Visual Arts Magazine advertisement for the Spring Issue 2020. Link to the Magazine here.

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Maritime Painted Saltbox)

The Maritime Painted Saltbox (Artists, Tom Alway & Peter Blais) participated in the White Point Lobs'ART Show at White Point as part of the White Point Year of the Lobster and the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl. The Show ran February 1-February 10, 2019.  The poster featuresd Tom Alway's newest painting for 2019, 36" x 48" acrylic on gallery canvas "Dress Circle at the Crustacean Carnival." This painting was featured in the show.

The Maritime Painted Saltbox and the Margaret Hennigar Library present Art, It's a Matter of Taste, at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, a selection of paintings by Tom Alway & Peter Blais, available for sale during the month of February.

Peter Blais  created a whirligig for the Whirligig Festival in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, which took  place   September 15 & 16th 2018. Go to the website for more details:

Peter's whirligig was auctioned off. Go to this page for further details: and here is the link to the CTV morning show from Saturday September 8th, featuring Peter Blais' Transatlantic Cod


Peter Blais' Transatlantic Cod Whirligig on display on the waterfront in Shelburne

Peter's Transatlantic Cod displayed among other artists' whirligigs  at the waterfront in Shelburne.  These whirligigs were auctioned at the Festival.

The Maritime Painted Saltbox  had a  show of  our work during the summer of 2018 entitled, Art it's a Matter of Taste..., paintings by Tom Alway & Peter Blais, included new work and more metal prints of our images.   

Tom Alway & Peter Blais exhibited new paintings at the Old Town Gallery in Lunenburg in a show entitled "Art, I Love it...But Where Are We Going to Put It?.  The Show ran from July 27th to Labour Day, September 3rd.  Old Town Gallery is located upstairs at Comfort and Joy 248 Lincoln Street. 

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 - 6, and Sunday 11 - 5. The paintings not sold are now on show in our gallery in Petite Rivire


SEA’spired Outdoor Sculpture Show

at White Point.

Peter Blais and Tom Alway are participated in this event and  created "Sailors' Folly" for the show.



Sailors' Folly created by Peter Blais & Tom Alway
Sailors' Folly,

Click on the arrow to play audio and the  pause button to stop.

(from the YouTube Audio Library, Baroque Coffee House)

Here's the Poster for our Summer Show at the Maritime Painted Saltbox held from the end of July 2017 to Labour Day, 2017 . This show featured our latest acrylic paintings and the introduction of Metal Art, our images on metal using a process called dye sublimation.

In the Summer of 2016 we introduced outdoor art for our summer show entitled Out the Door Art. We created over 30   acrylic paintings on plywood which we treated to be able to withstand the weather and  to be displayed  outside, during the warmer months, rain or shine.   We displayed the art on easels and on the sides of gallery, house and studio.  Clients were able to appreciate art in a garden setting.

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

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The Maritime Painted Saltbox Fine Art Gallery

265 Petite Riviere Road, Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia B4V8W9 


(902) 693-1544   or toll free: 1-877 624-4513