Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs....

 It's true, the littlest birds do sing the prettiest songs, and these little friends get together every morning to preform the most eloquent symphonies. At a glance you may spot 2 or 3 but with closed eyes this Nova Scotian doorstep evolves into a northern Galapagos with an affluence of feathered creatures.

 These musical mornings waking up with a serenade, coffee in hand, sunshine breaking up the fog sets up every day to appreciate the simple things...

Oscine Serenade
36" x 48"
Oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Website, New Work, New Blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With my new website up and running (KristinaSobstad.com), I thought this to be a good time to transform this blog into more of a venue for casual conversation about art, life, and the endless wonders in the world. Delving into my imagination and sharing stories behind my paintings, as well as offering up glimpses of inspiration, nonsense, & bewilderment that informs my work. All thoughts and stories are welcome and appreciated...but be aware..your thoughts may become paintings :))

I'll begin with ice cream....
Is there any taste more evocative of the early 90's than Moon-mist ice cream?(Cotton candy & bubble gum as close seconds of course)With each taste conjuring vivid images of carnivals, air shows and beaches..desperately struggling to contain this scoop of heaven cascading in a sticky disaster over little fingers.
Tell me this doesn't taste like your childhood!!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Christmas Art Show & Sale
Visual Voice Fine Art’s holiday show features works by several artists in a variety of media, priced for gift-giving under $200! Something for everyone!
We offer Interest Free Layaway and Gift Certificates.
Don't miss art show Landscape of the Inuit: A Collection of Inuit Art, show ends Saturday, November 16.
Tax Free & Craft Sale
Our annual 2 DAY TAX FREE & CRAFT Sale is here again! See what other unique items talented artists can create: Jewelry, hand painted silk scarves, ornaments & more... Everything in the gallery is TAX FREE: fine art, workshops, crafts, and framing.
There will be free artist demos, tasty treats, and you can enter for your chance to WIN a gift basket worth $125 (enter in each of the 5 Truro’s Creative District for more chances to win, for details click here). There is a gift basket to be
won each day!
Artist Demo Schedule:
Kristina Sobstad – Scandinavian Woven Ornaments demo Friday 11:30am-12:30pm
Kristina Sobstad – Norwegian Felting demonstration Friday 1-2pm
Lloyd Klassen – Wood Carving Techniques demonstration Saturday 1-3:30pm
Sandy Moser – Jewel Wrapping demonstration Saturday 4-5pm
WORKSHOPS:Fun European traditions to do over the holidays! These kid friendly workshops have limited seating, so book your spot early. All materials are included in the price, the stories and tips are a bonus!
Norwegian Felting Workshop
Scandinavian Woven Ornament Workshop
Batik Christmas Egg Decorations Workshop
Looking for a very particular piece of art? Drop by the gallery, we have more than what is viewable out front. If it is still not what you are looking for, consider having one of our artists create that special piece just for you.

Are you interested in learning about a particular art medium? Book a private
workshop for you and your friends! Adults or kids, beginner to advanced. Great for kids birthday parties! 10% discount on groups of 10 or more persons.

Questions about our Workshops? Click here to find the answer.
Visual Voice is located at 128 King Street | Downtown Truro | NS (902) 843.9464
Gallery Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday from 12:30 to 5pm
or by appointment.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New work

Red Blue Green
24'' x 36''
Oil on canvas

Describe the sky to me IIII
36'' x 48''
Oil on canvas

Hot I
6'' x 10''
Oil on canvas

Hot II
6'' x 6''
Oil on canvas

New new new

Enjoy II
24'' x 36''
Oil on canvas