Ernie Dexter


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Ernie Dexter is a carpenter by trade, but an artist at heart.

To see Ernie’s paintings you would never know he was, in his words, “untrained”. A number of years ago he took a 10-week workshop with Dave Preston and then began to develop his own style.

Ernie is the definition of a humble artist considering his works grace many homes around Shelburne County and beyond. Just mention his name to someone local and they will nod and say, “Oh, yeah. Ernie’s paintings are beautiful!

Ernie paints solely with oils. He has a dark, moody style; his preferred subjects are landscapes and old houses. “Anything with decay and neglect“, Ernie says with a smile. “The past is something we don’t really take the time to learn from.

It should also be noted that Ernie makes his own frames from weathered wood which not only frames the artwork, but indeed is part of the artwork.

Ernie resides and paints in Shelburne, NS.

Click here for an exclusive interview with Ernie, and have a sneak peek inside his studio.

Rainy Day In Chebogue
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frames
31″ W x 23″ H
$575 CAN

Fixer-Upper
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
30″ W x 22″ H
$550 CAN

Raymond’s House – The Gauntlet
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
23″ W x 31″ H
$575 CAN

Red Barn
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
38″ W x 27″ H
$700 CAN

Digby Neck
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
35″ W x 26″ H
$600 CAN

Hartman House
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
30″ W x 22″ H
$550 CAN SOLD

A Walk in the Rain
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
34″ W x 25″ H
$600 CAN

Another Morning
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
34″ W x 24″ H
$600 CAN

Headland
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
29″ W x 21″ H
$550 CAN

Havelock’s House
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
30″ W x 22″ H
$550 CAN SOLD

The Green House
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
29″ W x 21″ H
$550 CAN

Kick Yer Shows Off
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
30″ W x 22″ H
$550 CAN

School’s Out
Oil on Board, Salvaged Wood Frame
30″ W x 24″ H
$575 CAN