gallery & gifts

Visit us

Any day of the week, 10am to 4pm

Unable to come during regular hours?
Please contact us! We are happy to arrange a scheduled visit.

Blue Mind Gallery, Interior
Blue Mind Gallery, Bear River
Blue Mind Gallery, Paintings
Bear River
Blue What?

When people are asked to describe their favourite vacation spot, responses often include “by the lake” or “by the ocean.” This is not surprising; it is a widely shared notion that being by the water makes us happy. We feel calm, content, and overall, just better. David and I have always recognized this, but never have we experienced the positive effects of water as significantly as we do here, in Bear River.

In 2018, we discovered the book “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.” In this publication, renowned marine biologist, entrepreneur, advocate and author, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, uses data from various fields of study to explain the powerful way our connection to water influences our physiology and psychology. Proximity to water brings out our…

Blue Mind: a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peace, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment.

Having Bear River as our back yard, (quite literally- the river is metres behind our house), David and I strongly identify with the “Blue Mind” phenomenon. Likewise, we see how it impacts visitors to Bear River who, time and again, express feeling “peaceful and happy” here although they are “not sure why.” In addition, we are often asked why artists have, for decades, been moving to our tidal village. Any environment that brings out our “blue mind” would be an ideal stimulus for creativity, would it not?

In short, Blue Mind Gallery is a space for you to discover some of the creative talent found in and around Nova Scotia. Please come explore, feel inspired, and enjoy the works of over 50 exceptional artists. Find something meaningful to enrich your life or bring joy to others. Let us help. We look forward to seeing you…

Carmen (& David) Chamberland

Blue Mind Gallery
Blue Mind Gallery, Jewellery
Blue Mind Gallery, Fabric

1888 Clementsvale Road | Bear River, Nova Scotia | Canada | B0S 1B0

© 2021 Blue Mind Gallery. All Rights Reserved. Website by Windrose Web Design