Secord Gallery
Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A4
(902) 423-6644

Monday to Thursday 9:30 - 5:30
Friday 9:30 - 7:00
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Summer and holiday hours will vary

Born in Washington, D.C. and educated at both Brown and Yale Universities in the United States, Leya Evelyn moved to Nova Scotia in the early 1980s after having lived and worked for some time in New York City. Evelyn’s paintings demonstrate her passionate concern with pure forms, abstract shapes, and intense colours. Leya has had a long and unwavering career as an artist, and is perhaps the best known abstract painter in Nova Scotia. She was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2011, and has exhibited extensively in Canada, The United States and Europe. She is internationally recognized for her work. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Steve Farmer graduated from NSCAD in 1989, where he now teaches Lighting and Digital Photography. Focusing on strengths as a fine artist, for over 25 years he has built his practice on both technical and artistic approaches to the medium. Throughout his career Steve has photographed isolated Nova Scotian islands to large, consumptive industrial sites, and has been entrusted to photograph collections of some of the most prominent Canadian artists privately, through the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and by the National Gallery of Canada. He has been called upon to photograph dignitaries that have made their way through Halifax, including Presidents, Prime Ministers and Royalty. However, when Steve takes photos for himself his true passion lies within and around the industrial landscape.