Original Artwork

A selection of original paintings.


Stay in the most picturesque areas of Cape Breton Island, Creignish!

Shop By The Sea

I sell many of my original works and much more at my shop in Cape Breton.

Original oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings, inspired by the beauty of Nova Scotia, in particular Cape Breton-Unama’ki.

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Melinda by The Sea: Original Artwork

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A selection of my own original artwork, ready-to-hang canvas prints, also available on quality art paper, bags, and stationery.

Melinda by The Sea: Shop Online!

Shop by the Sea

I sell many of my original works at my shop in Cape Breton. Come out and visit us during our seasonal hours!

Melinda by The Sea: Accommodations by The Sea!


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Located on the same property as the shop, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Melinda MacDonald is a full-time artist and seasonal gallery owner in Creignish, a picturesque corner of Cape Breton-Unama’ki, in Nova Scotia. She is inspired by the epic views of the sea, sky and fields around her historic home overlooking St. George’s Bay. Her vibrant oil, acrylic and cold wax paintings capture the energy and beauty of her surroundings and her delight in her life there.

Melinda is happiest when she is making and sharing art. A life-long creative, her journey to a full-time art career began in 2015 when she brought the popular concept of painting and wine classes to Cape Breton Island and Eastern Nova Scotia. These evening events proved a great success, selling out instantly, and giving Melinda the spark she needed to establish her own studio practice.

In 2018, she opened Melinda By The Sea, a studio and shop housed in a historic barn on her oceanfront property. Along with her own original artwork, which is available in giclée and studio prints, Melinda sells a curated collection of fine craft from Cape Breton-Unama’ki, including jewelry, bags and works in wood, glass and metal. Follow Melinda’s adventures in life and art on Facebook and Instagram.

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