Inspired by the charm and simplicity of the colourful houses in her neighbourhood, Andrea Crouse’s more recent creations capture the texture of Maritime communities in a detailed, yet utilitarian, way.

Her art, a form of collage she has mastered over many years of thoughtful practice, involves taking tiny paper cut-outs from magazines and gluing them onto canvas. It is a slow and deliberate process that provides a sense of calm and relaxation, forcing her to truly be in the moment. Andrea believes that giving herself time to be still and to focus on the creation at hand can be a healing and strengthening process similar to meditation.

Andrea turns to the houses within a short walking distance of her North End Halifax home in Nova Scotia for her inspiration. Full of energy and colour, her evocative artworks capture the feeling of a neighbourhood walk showcasing the vibrancy and uniqueness of the place she calls home.

Greeting cards and prints can be purchased online or from several local Halifax retailers including Inkwell Boutique and the Gallery Shop at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


Original pieces for sale at Argyle Fine Art

Contact me directly for inquiries related to commissioned work.

social responsibility (the good stuff).

  • original paper collage made from previously-loved magazines (giving printed material a second life)

  • cards and prints on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper containing recycled fibre

  • a percentage of profits donated to Plan International Canada (striving to advance children's rights & equality for girls around the globe)



Please reach out if you're interested in wholesale purchases, commissioned paper collage artwork or even just to say 'hi'. Thank you for your interest!

© 2021 by Andrea Crouse. 

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