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When you purchase original art from Teichert Gallery in Halifax, three amazing things happen: your walls look beautiful, local artists earn a living, and all profits are donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to buy public art.

So why is original art so popular? Halifax-based artist Jeremy Vaughan believes there’s something so alive about art. “To me, there’s a story behind every painting,” he says. “It’s like a window in time. And if it’s local, even better.”

Andrea Smith, executive director of Teichert, agrees. “Local subjects are very popular, including urban, rural, coastal, and woodland,” she says. “Clients love to see Nova Scotia depicted in any style whether it’s painterly, photorealism, or abstraction.”

Through its annual sales and rentals, the non-profit gallery on Hollis Street supports over 200 artists. To enhance the experience, Teichert created a new website to serve the worldwide market. Browsers can view, rent, buy, and ship worldwide.

Smith points out that some browsers include expatriate Nova Scotians who miss home. Rachael Duplisea, now living in Ottawa, loves being able to look for that perfect piece of home to take wherever she travels. “As an art lover and a Nova Scotian with salt water in my veins, I may not be entirely objective, but I can truly say the selection in this collection is spectacular,” she says. “It wouldn’t be easy to choose a work or an artist here, but it would sure be fun trying.”

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