Maud Lewis and Kirk Brant

Barbara has a obtained a license from The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to reproduce four Maud Lewis paintings in textile form: traditional rug hooking, punch needle hooking, and embroidery.  All works by Maud Lewis are copywritten and the authority to reproduce them rests with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMaud Lewis (1903-1970) is one of Canada’s most outstanding folk artists. Her whimsical and universally appealing scenes of her life in rural Nova Scotia are alive with colour, movement and intimacy, evoking memories of our happy childhoods.

The four designs offered by Barbara Lukas are: Full Mailbox ; Winter Visit; Covered Bridge With Sleigh ; Full Mailbox ; and Winter Hauling. They are pictured in their respective order in the pictures on the left.


Barbara also has a license from Mohawk Artist Kirk Brant, to reproduce his paintings in textile form: traditional rug Hooking, punchneedle hooking, and embroidery.  Patterns for the following are available: Three Reasons; Night Fishing; Pickerel Fishing; and Stormy Night. Pictures can be found below, or on Kirk Brant’s flickr photostream here.

To purchase a pattern visit Barbara’s Etsy Store DanalouInspirations.

Winter HaulingThree Reasons small

Three Reasons by Kirk Brant

Pickerel Fishing small-1

Pickerel Fishing by Kirk Brant

Full Moon East West

Full Moon East West by Kirk Brant

Stormy Night

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