Peggy’s Cove Collection

Peggy’s Cove is one of the numerous small fishing communities located on the eastern shores of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia. This location is also famous for the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse (established 1868). Each year many artists and photographers flock to this location to capture its beauty in their creative works. It is also a favorite tourist destination for many vacationers.

The Peggy’s Cove Series didn’t start out to be a series. I did my first painting of this series in 2005 while living on the east coast in the Norfolk VA area. I loved the way the bright red house stood out in contrast to the water and landscape around it, so I decided to do a painting of this famous Nova Scotia cove.  Two years later the painting sold to a doctor living in Maine. Shortly after the sale a collector from Louisiana commissioned me to do two more paintings of the cove for her. I love this location in Canada and plan on more paintings to add to this series in the near future.

A lot of artists have painted this famous cove and it’s easy to see why. You may have noticed that two of the painting are very similar. They are of the same viewpoint, however, since I strive to not create two identical paintings I did paint some differences between the two.


peggy's cove nova scotia oil paintingPeggy’s Cove
Seascape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

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peggy's cove wall artPeggy’s Cove Revisited
Seascape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Peggy's Cove oil paintingReturn to Peggy’s Cove
Seascape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 18″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro

snow mountain painting

© Copyright 2011 – Present

Size: 24″ x 18″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A snow painting of a hiker scaling up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. This painting was commissioned by an art collector in New Jersey. It did not require framing as the painting extended around the edges of the canvas.

Commissions: This particular painting was a commission, however, if you desire to have a similar one painted for you contact us. For more information on how to commission a painting select Art Commissions Info.


Artist Comments: This was a commission painting done for a client who had hiked up Mt. Kilimanjaro one year. The client supplied the photo from her trip for this painting. Since this was a memorable trip for my client, I kept the painting as close to the photograph as possible. My client loved the finished painting and proudly displays it in her living room where it receives many favorable comments from her guests.

About Mt. Kilimanjaro

Located in Tanzania Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro is actually a dormant volcano and also happens to be the highest mountain in Africa at 19,340 feet above sea level. Its three volcanic cones are named Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It isn’t certain where the name Kilimanjaro originates from, but there are several theories about that. A few possible meanings could be Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness, or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not be any of these.

This mountain is a popular attraction for hikers and mountain climbers from all over the globe. Some estimate that more people have died trekking up Mt. Kilimanjaro than Mount Everest. However, it needs to be pointed out that Everest is attempted by significantly fewer climbers than Kilimanjaro.


Van Gogh’s Church at Auvers, France

gothic church painting

© Copyright 2011 – Present

Size: 20″ x 24″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A depiction of the village church in Auvers, France made famous by a Dutch post-impressionist painter named of Vincent van Gogh. This painting will not need a frame as the image extends around the edges of the canvas support.


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Artist Comments: This gothic church was originally painted and made famous by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh in June 1890. Van Gogh’s church is located in Auvers, France. I wanted to do my own rendition of this lovely church and the results of that desire are what you see here. You can find out more about Van Gogh’s painting of this church on Wikipedia: The Church at Auvers.

Although our styles are vastly different, Van Gogh is a favorite painter of mine. I love much of his work, from that vase of sunflowers to this old church in the village where he lived before his death. Many of his oil paintings were characterized by bold, dramatic colors emphasized by impulsive and expressive brushwork. He painted landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits.

According to Wikipedia, Van Gogh is considered among the “most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.”  He painted around 860 oil paintings and many of these were painted during the last two years of his life. He died at age 37 by a self inflicted wound. You can read more about Van Gogh here.

This canvas art is part of a series of paintings called the Christian Art Series.


The Grand Teton Mountains

mountain painting

© Copyright 2003 – Present

Size: 18″ x 14″
Support: Stretched canvas

Artist Comments: The Grand Teton Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the U.S. Located in northwestern Wyoming, this mountain range is the central feature of Grand Teton National Park. Several years ago I had opportunity to visit this park and was awed by the stunning mountain scenery.

For more information visit the Grand Teton National Park website.

Note: This painting sold to a private art collector in Georgia.


The Garden Tomb at Sunset

The Garden Tomb at Sunset

© Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 12″ x 9″
Support: Stretched canvas


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$210 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: This painting is second in a series of Holy Land paintings featuring the Garden Tomb. The famous tomb is located in the Garden of Gethsemane near Jerusalem and is considered by many Christians to be the actual burial and resurrection place of Jesus the Christ after His crucifixion at Golgotha, the place of the skull, rather than the famous Church of The Holy Sepulchre.

Many believe this to be the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus because it so clearly fits the description described in each of the Gospel accounts.

Site of the Crucifixion:

  • Skull Rock outside the city walls of Jerusalem
  • Near a gate of the city
  • Along a busy thoroughfare
  • At a place of public execution
  • At the place of the skull – Golgoatha
  • A garden nearby

Evidence regarding the site of the tomb can be found in Matthew 27:57-60.

  • Skull Rock located in a garden
  • Belonged to a rich man named Joseph of Arimathea
  • Cut out of the rock
  • Sealed with a rolling stone
  • Entered through a low doorway
  • Burial chamber situated to the right of the entrance

For more information about this popular tourist place, check out this website.

This painting is part of the Bible Lands Series.


Sea of Galilee at Capernaum

Sea of Galilee Holy Lands painting

© Copyright 2005 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A rendition of modern day Sea of Galilee at the shores of Capernaum. This painting comes in a complimentary frame and arrives at your door ready to hang on the wall.


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$360 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: The Sea of Galilee a large freshwater lake located in northeast Israel, between the Golan Heights and the Galilee region. The Jordan River is its main source of water. The lake is approximately 13 miles long and 8 miles wide.

This painting is of the famous Bible place was inspired by my love of God’s word and readings about Jesus in the Bible. I love Israel because God’s chosen people live there. I have never visited Israel, however, I would love to go there someday. The painting was composed from a photo in the “Pictorial Library of Bible Lands”. The photographer, Todd Bolen, graciously gave me permission to use his photos for any of my Bible land paintings.

According to Matthew 4:13-22, this historic biblical location is where Jesus began His ministry and called His first disciples. This passage tells us Jesus left Nazareth and went to Capernaum. While walking along the banks of the Sea of Galilee Jesus called the first four of His disciples Simon called Peter, Andrew, James and John.

Other scripture references about Capernaum: Matthew 8:5, 11:23, 17:24; Mark 1:21, 2:1, 9:33; Luke 4:23, 4:31, 7:1, 10:15; John 2:12, 4:46, 6:17, 6:24, 6:59. You can easily look up these scriptures here.

Permission to use photo as painting source is courtesy of www.BiblePlaces.com.

This painting is part of the Bible Lands Series.


Return to Peggy’s Cove

Peggy's Cove oil painting

© Copyright 2009 – Present

Size: 20″ x 18″
Support: Stretched canvas

Artist Comments: This painting is the second of two commissions I did for an art collector. This particular art collector saw a previous painting I had done called “Peggy’s Cove” and contracted me to do two paintings of the same subject for her. Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia is a favorite place that holds many memories for her. The other painting is called “Peggy’s Cove Revisited.” This painting is part of the Peggy’s Cove Series.

Note: This painting sold to a private art collector in Mississippi.

For more information on how to commission a painting select Art Commissions Info.


Peggy’s Cove Revisited

peggy's cove wall art

© Copyright 2008 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas

Artist Comments: “Peggy’s Cove Revisited” is one of two commissioned paintings. An art collector contacted me after seeing a previous painting I had done called “Peggy’s Cove.” Although this painting is the same subject as the first one, there are some noticeable differences between the two, making Peggy’s Cove Revisited an original oil painting and not a reproduction. Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia is a favorite place that holds many memories for this art collector. She commissioned me to do two paintings for her. The second painting is titled “Return To Peggy’s Cove.” This painting is part of the Peggy’s Cove Series.

Note: This painting sold to a private art collector in Mississippi.

For more information on how to commission a painting select Art Commissions Info.


Monument Valley

old west landscape painting

© Copyright 2009 – Present

Size: 16″ x 12″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: Western landscape oil painting of Monument Valley National Park, Utah, also known as “Valley of the Rocks”.


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$280 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: Monument Valley Utah is considered one of the natural wonders of the world. It provides perhaps the most enduring and definitive images of the American Old West. This valley has long been a favorite location for filming Western movies. The isolated red mesas, striking spires and sandstone buttes surrounded by empty, sandy desert have been filmed and photographed countless times over the years.

Called Tsé Bii’ Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks) by the Navajo, this famous valley lies in the southern part of the state of Utah near the Arizona border within the Navajo Nation Reservation. When you first approach the area, these rock “monuments” will take your breath away. The eerie rock formations make you feel as if you’ve been transported to another planet. It is truly one of the most majestic places on earth.

The first time I visited this national park I knew right away I’d love painting this beautiful valley. I’ve actually painted Monument Valley several times. I have memories of several paintings I did of this place when I was a youngster studying under my dad who was also a professional oil painting artist. My dad loved painting this location too and painted several oil paintings himself. None of those early paintings are around anymore. I’m not sure what became of them. My dads paintings sold to art collectors and local businesses in the small community where we lived.

For more information about Monument Valley visit here.


Currituck Beach Lighthouse

east coast lighthouse painting

© Copyright 2008 – Present

Size: 11″ x 14″
Support: Stretched canvas


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Artist Comments: Currituck Beach Lighthouse is located at Whale Head Bay in Corolla, North Carolina on the northern end of the “Outer Banks”. Its distinct unpainted natural red brick appearance is in contrast with fellow lighthouses along the North Carolina coast which are painted in striking black and white. Built in 1875, it is still used today to light the dark stretches of the southern Atlantic coastline. Annually the lighthouse welcomes an average of 185,000 visitors and we were among them.

One summer my husband and I loaded up the kids and headed off for the Outer Banks to discover the lighthouses we’d heard so much about. We lived in Virginia at the time and was only two hours away from the OBX (Outer Banks). Currituck Lighthouse was our first stop and the favorite of all the lighthouses we visited that fun filled weekend. We were excited to discover that visitors can climb its 220 steps to the top and look at the spectacular view. We’ve been back to this lighthouse several times since that first trip and we always enjoy seeing this it over and over again.

Some Interesting Facts About Currituck Beach Lighthouse

  • Year beacon first lit: 1875
  • Number of steps: 220
  • Height to focal plane of lens: 158 feet
  • Height to top of roof: 162 feet
  • Number of bricks: approximately one million
  • Thickness of wall at base: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Thickness of wall at parapet: 3 feet
  • Position: 34 miles south of the Cape Henry Lighthouse (VA)
  • 32 1/2 miles north-northwest of Bodie Island Lighthouse
  • Coast Survey Chart: 36° 22’36” N latitude, 75° 49’51” W longitude

Find out more about Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

For more information about the Outer Banks of North Carolina, visit their website.