Hi! My name is Jay. I am an experienced graphic designer and marketing adviser living in beautiful St. Ann’s Bay on Cape Breton Island. Specializing in print design, branding and small business marketing, I also offer workshops that show busy entrepreneurs how to manage their own media and create the right voice for their business or craft. I can bring instruction to you in one-on-one or group sessions. I invite you to check out my design work, view my photographs, and explore the information about any of the many interesting local business owners I have had the privilege to design for. For quotes or other inquiries please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your project and I will respond promptly. To see more photos I invite you to follow me on Instagram (@jrawding).
Jim’s first darkroom was set up in 1960. The early years of photography were general in focus and included weddings and portraits. As years passed, nature became the central theme of his work. Earning a living and raising a family put photography on the “back burner” for many years. Although it was not his main source of income but a part-time venture, photography work was contracted and completed for several Conservation authorities, newspaper articles and periodic publications. Since retiring from the “industrial working world”, Jim has had more time to work at photography and moving to Cape Breton has opened up a whole new vista of opportunity. When Marianne and Jim set up their place on the Cabot Trail, the layout and location were all chosen to provide the breathtaking vista you see in so much of his work. Since 2009, Jim has posted a free daily e-mail of that days sunrise called, “Cape Breton Sunrise for…” The post also includes a humorous photo of the two dogs and their friends and several general interest photos. There is even a spot for a submitted photo to round out the e-mail. If you wish to be added to the extensive email list, send us an […]
Documentary and fine art photographer, owner of the best gallery in River Bennett but mostly just a fiddler in training on a skateboard.
Lisa Finney’s photography is powerful, clear, and serene. Her work often depicts the scenery, people and the many experiences that bring the two together here on Cape Breton Island. Lisa hails from Canberra, Australia. She moved to Cape Breton in 2002, and now lives in the country in daily sight of the Atlantic Ocean. Her photos are featured in custom calendars, photo books and albums, a wide variety of greeting cards, and unique prints. Lisa’s photography can viewed on her website and found at: Colouratura Art Gallery Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Victoria County Creates Something With Pictures is another creation of Lisa’s that offers other services like creating custom calendars and books with your own photo collections. Photo restoration and other alike services available.
Galleries & Other Services
On the South side of the Cabot Trail The Dancing Moose Café is a full-service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch year round (special winter days and hours) The Dancing Moose Cafe specializes in Dutch Pannekoeken, a Crepe like dish, sweet or savory or both! Of course we also serve the traditional BET (Bacon Eggs & Toast), sandwiches, soups, Belgian waffles and from the start of the lobster season to October we serve Lobster Chowder ans Snow Crab rolls. The Cafe is also a great place to find baked goods for eating in… or on the road. We bake everything ourselves, from scratch, including our sandwich bread! Inside our café, explore our collection of gifts, souvenirs, and excellent books. We also offer year-round accommodation in our 2-bedroom housekeeping cottage, and in our funky, fully insulated and heated camping cabins. Visit us on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. We’d love to chat, and find out where you’re from, so don’t be shy. Stop in and check out our food, coffee, souvenirs, and books. And, well, our moose! Outside, visit our little family of chickens, and say hello to the cats. We’ll see you soon…
Something With Pictures offers creative services in design and layout, to help customers develop professional, enduring printed pieces featuring your photography and mine. Lisa Finney, owner of Something With Pictures, lives and works on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada. An avid photographer, Lisa most enjoys using photographs to capture or reclaim memories of special occasions, history, and achievement. Lisa uses her knowledge of photography, combined with a talent for design and layout, to take your photographs to a new level. Something With Pictures offers many services, from scanning and photo restoration to publishing greeting cards, calendars, custom books and albums.
Short Stories Gallery is a quaint gallery inspired aesthetically by Atlantic Canada’s life by the sea and the small galleries in Saint-Paul De Vence, France. The Gallery is intended to establish an intimate relationship between the guests and the series displayed while also connecting one-on-one with the artist, Leebly Brown, himself. Every year there is a new series of seven fine art images telling a specific story. In the Gallery you will find prints to purchase and some folk art available as well. Open by chance or appointment. Typical hours are 11:00 am–6:00 pm, July–September.
Donnie and Rose Courage own and operate a family craft shop business at Indian Brook on the Cabot Trail. The shop features our own handcrafts which include: custom made wood frames and our own Courage photos; pressed flower cards and bookmarks; beach stone jewelry and more. In addition, we carry a variety of items made by other Cape Breton craftspeople. Everything in the shop is “Made in Cape Breton”. Whether you’re searching for something in a low, medium, or a high price range, you just might find it here.
Colouratura is a large, beautiful former church featuring Paintings, Photography, Basketry, Pottery, and Sculpture from artists throughout Cape Breton Island. It is home to over 25 Artists mostly from Cape Breton Island who use a wide variety of mediums. “Colouratura” has several meanings. The word is originally Italian, literally meaning “colouring” and derives from the Latin word “color”. It also refers to a soprano’s voice having that special quality that makes it stand out from the rest. Colouratura Fine Art Gallery combines art with music, offering special events and concerts as well. Cabotto Chocolates also calls the Gallery home with high quality Callebault Belgium Chocolate that is hand rolled and dipped into many types of truffles and molded chocolates.