Four Winds Gallery
N.E. Margaree


Owner/Operator: Mary A. McKinnon

Artist in Residence: Joe (Josef) McKinnon

Civic Address: 5598 Cabot Trail, North East Margaree

Mailing Address: Generel Delivery, North East Margaree, N.S. B0E 2H0

Phone: (902) 248-2159

E-mail: posey.mckinnon@ns.sympatico.ca

Winter Address:
94 Payne Street,
Sydney, N.S. B1N 2V5
Phone: (902) 562-5057

Josef has been well received in folk art circles and has exhibited his work in a variety of upstanding venues. Included on this list is the University College of Cape Breton, The Barn - at the Normaway Inn, The Whitney Pier Historical Society, and various other museums and commercial galleries.

Josef spends the winter months in his native Whitney Pier but once spring sets in he can undoubedly be found in the Lake-O-Law region of the Margarees. Here he is the "artist in residence" at the Four Winds Gallery, where one may view his work, and purchase pieces of interest, to add or to start a collection.

Josef is the creator of the life-size carving of Archie Neil Chisholm,
which can be admired at the Normaway Inn, Margaree, N.S.

Working mostly in Cape Breton pine, Josef has gained widespread popularity among folk art fanciers.
Josef is a native of Whitney Pier, Cape Breton, N.S.

His lifelong passion for the arts has culminated in his wood carving. Although most of his pieces are unique and spontaneous, he has on occasion, accepted commissions to complete works with particular themes or persons in mind.