Wes Weagle

Born: Active 1950's.

Wes Weagle. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Colchester, Nova Scotia. Active in the 1950’s.

Wes Weagle was a figurative carver. He made strongly impressionistic carvings of people and characters. Shown below is a mounted policeman on horseback by Wes Weagle. It is carved and painted in ‘as found’ colours and is signed on the base. (From a private collection.)

Wes Weagle. Carving of a Mounted Policeman. 1950’s.:

Wes Weagle. Colchester, N.S. Carving of a Mounted Policeman on Horseback.

Wes Weagle. Colchester, N.S. Carving of a Mounted Policeman on Horseback.

Detail of The Mounty by Wes Weagle:

Mounty by Wes Weagle. Detail.

Mounty by Wes Weagle. Detail.

 

 

Anonymous. (a posting of unsigned and unattributed works)

 

A general listing of Carvings and Paintings, with images, of unsigned Canadian Folk Art and Outsider art.   By: Anonymous.

A well-known artist. Especially in the earlier days when Outsider artists and Folk artists were not recognized as such. Sculptors and painters, except for those few who were known in their time, did not sign their work. Some, like Damase Richard, became well known later in life and had carvings brought back to be identified and signed.

If anyone has any knowledge of these works and/or the name of the artist; please send us an email.

 A Quebec carving of a man paddling a canoe. Well painted and dating from the second quarter of the 20th century:

Quebec carving of a man in a canoe. Sized.

Quebec carving of a man in a canoe. Sized.

 

 

A very fine painting of Ontario Place, 1950’s. Oil on Panel. Found in Toronto:

 

Unsigned Oil on panel of Ontario Place.

Unsigned Oil on panel of Ontario Place.

 

Carving of a Polar Bear. Painted pine. Found in Quebec. 1980’s.:

 

Unsigned Carving of a Polar Bear. Found in Quebec. C. 1980.

Unsigned Carving of a Polar Bear. Found in Quebec. C. 1980.

 

Two Carved Figures. A Man and a Woman. Painted Pine. Unsigned. 1960’s. Found in Quebec. But carved by Ben Stiles of Moncton New Brunswick. (See his bio in the artist directory:  http://lyleelderfolkart.com/artist-bios/ben-stiles/):

 

Two Carved Figures. Found in Quebec. 1960's.

Two Carved Figures. Found in Quebec. 1960’s.

Carving of a Fish. Painted Pine. On a Wrought Iron Base. Found in Montreal, Quebec. Unsigned. C. 1960:                SOLD

Unsigned Carving of a Fish. Painted Pine on a wrought Iron Stand. C.1960.

Unsigned Carving of a Fish. Painted Pine on a wrought Iron Stand. C.1960.

Unsigned Carving of a Speckled Bird. Found at Saint-Flavie, Quebec. 1960’s:                                    SOLD

Unsigned Carving of a Speckled Bird. Lower Gulf of St. Lawrence. 1960's.

Unsigned Carving of a Speckled Bird. Lower Gulf of St. Lawrence. 1960’s.

 

Unsigned primitive oil on canvas. Quebec. (C.1900-1925) Found at Quebec: An oil painting on canvas of the farms along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix. (About 15 by 27 inches. 1900-1925.) It has been attributed( by one source) to Aristide Gagnon of the Quebec City area. A very powerful and dramatic painting. (Now in a private collection.) Here is the image:

Anonymous.Charlevoix County, Quebec. C. 1910.

Anonymous. Charlevoix County, Quebec. C. 1910.       SOLD.

A fine Anonymous Wood Carving of an Indian Warrior. Found in Quebec:

Unsigned. Anonymous Carving of an Indian Warrior. 1960's. Quebec.

Unsigned. Anonymous Carving of an Indian Warrior. 1960’s. Quebec.                  SOLD

 

Charlie Poirier

Born: Active late 20th century.

Charlie Poirier. Sculptor. Wood carver. Cheticamp, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Active late 20th century.

Charlie Poirier makes carvings of birds and, occasionally, people in situations. Especially Cape Breton islanders busy in their lives. His bird carvings include what he calls ‘flows’; where he will mount a number of birds of the same colours perched on ‘as found’ drift wood branches in ways that are extremely graceful and full of movement , energy and humour.  He says that these are his favorite things to create. Some examples are shown below. He carves in Pine and always paints in bright primary colours.

 

Charlie Poirier. A flow of Yellow Birds:

Charlie Poirier. Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. A Flow of Birds.

Charlie Poirier. Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. A Flow of Birds.

 

Charlie Poirier. The Artist and His Lady:

Charlie Poirier. The carver, his lady and a yellow bird.

Charlie Poirier. The carver, his lady and a yellow bird.

 

Charlie Poirier’s carving of an Acadian Orchestra:

Charlie Poirier. Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. An Acadian Orchestra.

Charlie Poirier. Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. An Acadian Orchestra.

One more of his favorite subject:

Charlie Poirier. Cheticamp. An applied carving. A bird in the forest.

Charlie Poirier. Cheticamp. An applied carving. A bird in the forest.

 

Charlie Poirier in his studio in Cheticamp:

Charlie Poirier, Cheticamp, N.S. In his studio.

Charlie Poirier, Cheticamp, N.S. In his studio.