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I've been involved in the arts all my adult life (and a good part of my childhood too). My first career was in theatre, primarily as an actor but also as a technician/designer, especially in sound. This led to 10 years as a Foley sound artist creating sound for film and television, including such programs as Rick Mercer's satire of the television industry Made in Canada (aka The Industry in the U.S.) for which I received a Gemini nomination for Best Sound, children's award-winning program Poko, Trailer Park Boys, October 1970 and films Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111, Trudeau, and the award-winning Just Buried and The Event to name a few.

During my time in theatre and the film and t.v. biz I ran my studio which I called ArtWare but now it's simply Krista Wells' Studio. My main focus at the beginning was making jewellery but that evolved to the point at which I am now, painting, illustrating, printmaking, sculpting, photographing, making mosaics and still making jewellery.

Unfortunately in 2007 I developed a rare hearing disorder (hyperacusis) which resulted in me having to give up my career as a Foley artist. Since then I've re-focussed my energy on continuing my exploration of visual arts.

My current project is helping with the publication of an illustrated journal told from a Portuguese dog's point of view. If all goes as planned, it will be published autum 2011. In the meantime you can get to know the canine author/artist Ruca by visiting

Recent Exhibitions

2011, June 17 - July 6
Visual Arts Nova Scotia Regional Exhibition
Fraser Cultural Centre
Tatamagouche, NS

2011, May 6 - May 31
Visual Arts Nova Scotia Regional Exhibition
McCarthy Hall Gallery
NSCC, Truro, NS

Less Recent Exhibitions
(Some of these dates are guesses. I have a bad memory and I don't keep great records. Oops.)

2005, Fall
Divas and Dirtbags
Group Exhibition
Destination Gallery
Parrsboro, NS

2004, Summer
Six Women, Six Diverse Art Forms
Group Exhibition
MacDonald Museum
Middleton, NS

2001, May
Stone, Paint and Clay
Exhibition with Joy Laking and heather lawson
Neptune Theatre
Halifax, NS

2001, April
Stone, Paint and Clay
Exhibition with Joy Laking and heather lawson
Lyghtesome Gallery
Antigonish, NS