Holly Carr and Alan Bateman: The Most Creative Home in Canada

If there were a prize for “The Most Creative Home in Canada,” Holly Carr and Alan Bateman would be in the running! Their 200-year-old farmhouse in Canning, Nova Scotia, is not only home to the two accomplished and innovative artists, but it’s also home to their wildly creative studio where they make very different types of art.

The beautiful spot at the base of the north mountain in the Annapolis Valley also plays host to joyful gatherings that allow others to discover and revel in their innate creativity. Throw in two meals of fresh local food, delivered in a feast setting with literary readings and live musical guests, and creativity oozes out through the cracks in the old farmhouse walls! Nancy had the chance to sit down with Holly and Alan in their loft studio for a fun heart-to-heart about their full and festive lives.

The conversation covers a lot of interesting territory:

Art & nature as medicine
Navigating a 24-7 partnership
The influence of Alan’s famous father, landscape artist Robert Bateman Holly’s innovative new multimedia theatre production

Come along for the ride in this rollicking episode of The Soul Booth.


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This episode was supported by:
Golden Realty Group (www.soldongold.ca)
Hotel Halifax (www.hotelhalifax.ca)
Homebase by Anne Bérubé (www.anneberube.com)
Downtown Halifax Business Commission (www.downtownhalifax.ca)

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