Do you have a Maud Lewis painting in your attic? You might want to check this out!
Alan Deacon is the go-to expert on Lewis’ art. He often authenticates her paintings for Canadian art galleries.
Maud Lewis’ art has been much in the public eye since the movie ”Maudie” was released this spring.
Alan will be available for questions & comments following his presentation. Free will offering.
Alan Deacon: Bio
Alan Deacon is a retired teacher. He came to Nova Scotia from the UK in 1968 and took up a teaching position at West Kings District High School in the Annapolis Valley. He first saw a Maud Lewis painting at a major’s house in Greenwood. Alan knew immediately there was something intriguing and special about her work. In the fall of 1968 and the spring of 1969 he made three visits to Maud’s home in Marshalltown, Digby County, and purchased two works directly from the artist. The paintings cost $10.00 each, an amount that today seems paltry but, in that era, it was a costly sum. Maud died July 30, 1970. Slowly, Alan began to collect Maud Lewis paintings at a time when many people did not appreciate her work. Today he is a recognized expert on the paintings of Maud Lewis. He helps authenticate Maud Lewis paintings for major Canadian art auction houses such as Heffel and Waddington’s and, closer to home, Crowther and Brayley, Waverley, Nova Scotia and Tim Isaac in Saint John, New Brunswick.