Maud Lewis 1 2 3 is a wonderful first counting book and introduction to the joy-filled art of Nova Scotia’s most famous folk painter, Maud Lewis. Even the youngest babies will be drawn to the bright colours and bold forms in Lewis’s whimsical paintings. Babies and toddlers will have fun searching the vibrant images to count the kittens, oxen, birds and flowers on each page.
Author Carol McDougall & Shandra LaRamee-Jones
Art Maud Lewis
Size 7 x 7"
Ages 0 - 2
Made in Canada
Maud Lewis (1903-1970) had no formal training in the visual arts. Like many folk artists, she painted for the joy of adding colour, light and fun to a poverty stricken rural existence. She spent her entire life in and around Digby and Yarmouth counties. In her early thirties, Maud Dowley married Everett Lewis, a poor fish peddler. They began selling Maud’s paintings on their trips throughout the countryside. As Maud’s health deteriorated, she rarely ventured outside her tiny home. From her small world came a proliferation of paintings depicting a charming rural life full of flowers, cats, sleigh rides, deer, and teams of curly-lashed oxen. Maud painted: boards, rocks, scallop shells and household objects with whatever paints came her way, often marine paints from local fishing boats.
Nimbus Publishing is a Canadian publishing company, founded in 1978, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The company specializes in subjects relevant to the Atlantic Provinces.