Welcome to the Karl Penton Gallery, We hope you enjoy your visit.

We are so glad you found us! Take a look at our collection online or visit our store in Halifax. We hope we can add some color to your home or work-space.  


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12 in a Row

On the East Coast these colors would help guide a fisherman home, each reflecting a part of their vibrant personalities!

(Original In Private Collection)


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Atlantic Cod

This is the first piece Karl created when he began painting again. Representing the past but also the beginnings of something new.

(Original In Private Collection)


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Blowin' in the Wind

Considered one of Karl's signature pieces, his whimsical painting captures the joy East Coasters feel about hanging out their clothes. If only we could hang our homes like quilts for that fresh clean sea breeze!

(Original In Private Collection)


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Blue Door

This door with the old fashioned latch and the long hinges is the type of door referred to as a "storm door". 

(Original in Private Collection)


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Calm Day

Keefe's Stage in Tilting , Fogo Island is known as the most photographed fishing stage in Canada.

(Original in Private Collection)


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Cape Spear

The place where "view" was invented. Take a walk in this majestic place and you will know why Karl wanted to paint this!

(Original in Private Collection)


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Church Pew

The end of a Church Pew from the first Church on Fogo Island. It leaned against a building on the Island for years, now it leans up against the wall in Karl's studio. 

(Original found in The Karl Penton Gallery)


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Cod on a Flake

(Original In Private Collection)


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Dancin' Jelly Bean Row

Capturing the fun and bright colors of the East Coast of Canada, this painting began as a quick sketch but captured the imagination of many.

(Original In Private Collection)


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Door 129

From the "Door Series" this is a doorway that is not often seen anymore. The moldings and the light box above are now a rarity.

(Original in Private Collection)


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Door 211

From the "Door Series" this is a doorway that is not often seen anymore. The moldings and the light box above are now a rarity.

(Original in Private Collection)


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Lean On Me

This painting is a tribute to all of the people you lean on throughout your life. The line of quilts and pillowcases represent all of the people with whom you surround yourself!

(Original in Private Collection)


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Leave the Light On

This is the very first painting from the "Door Series." The contrasting Red and Yellow colors along with a modern door on an "not so young" building caught Karl"s eye the second he saw it.

The iconic piece has become the Gallery's logo.

(Original in Private Collection)


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Livin' on the Edge

The title says it all! Many of the families who thrived and built communities during the fishery days, were living on the edge of the world!

(Original in Private Collection)


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Lobster 'Tale'

Once known as "poor man's food", the lobster is now quite the delicacy. The "TALE" part of this title is a tip of the hat to stories that were told on-shore by fishermen to very trusting listeners.

(Original in Private Collection)


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Lunenburg

(Original found in The Karl Penton Gallery)


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Minke Whale

(Original in Private Collection)


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New Town

The NEWTOWN...with lots of old charm.

This one steps back in time to a magical lil' wonderous place.

(Original in Private Collection)

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Not the Lunenburg Academy

(Original In Private Collection)


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Old Town Clock

(Original found in The Karl Penton Gallery)


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Peggy's Cove

(Original found in The Karl Penton Gallery)


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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

(Original In Private Collection)


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Port Dufferin

Drive past this beautiful property in Port Dufferin, Nova Scotia and you cannot help but pull over and gaze at what is before you.

The second Karl saw this, he pictured a painting.

(Original In Private Collection)


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Sunset at Peggy's Cove

(Original In Private Collection)


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Taylor Made Evening

Grole is a now re-settled town in Hermitage Bay, NL. This painting captures Mr. Taylor taking his boat onto the water beside his boathouse.

(Original in Private Collection)


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Red Door

On the same building and right next to "Leave the light on". A very old door right next to a very modern door.

(Original in Private Collection)


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Red Lock

Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia: While there you are able to step back in time and see the heritage of the East Coast brought to life again!

(Original in Private Collection)


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The Silva

(Original found in The Karl Penton Gallery)


Three Sheds

(Original in Private Collection)


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Tuft's Cove

(Original found in The Karl Penton Gallery)


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Turns on a Dime

(Original found in The Karl Penton Gallery)


Uncle Mic's Stage

(Original in Private Collection)


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View from Clay Cove

Some of Karl's older siblings and cousins went to this one room school on the south side of Joe Batt's Arm on Fogo Island, NL.

(Original in Private Collection)


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Waiting for Spring

(Original in Private Collection)


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Waiting for Spring Too

(Original In Private Collection)


When Cod Was King

Before the discovery of oil, there was Cod.

Dangerous conditions did not deter the brave souls that made their way out to sea to make a living from it. 

(Original in Private Collection)


Where Paths Cross

Remembering a time when you checked in on and visited your neighbors. Borrowed a cup of sugar,, beating a path to each others doors.

(Original in Private Collection)


About Karl:

I opened in 2010, selling a unique collection of wooden and slate row houses. As a Canadian Artist I try to incorporate the culture and style of the different Provinces I visit into my designs. Over the past few years my selection has evolved from wood and slate-stone row houses, into original paintings and limited edition prints. I hope you enjoy the work and take something away from it that is your very own.  KP