Huggins High School Science Seminar

ALL Calendar Cover Artists


Born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1951, Judy moved at an early age to Nova Scotia, eventually meeting her husband Gilles and forming a small business in 1999 - Judy doing the artwork and Gilles doing carpentry. The business continues to this day.


Judy has always had an affinity with the ocean.  She loves to go to the beach and listen to the waves crashing on the shore, feeling at one with the water and the world around her. It pulls at their heartstrings, as does much of the beauty of this province.

Judy studied and painted decorative art, working in acrylics for 20 years+, studying under Master Decorative artists such as Dorothy Dent, Kathie George, Patti Norrish, Maureeen McNaughton. She then took sketching classes, color pencil classes with Lio Lo, and studied oil painting for a year at a local art school run by Frances and Lynda Moyer. She also took private lessons with David Squier, a local Master watercolourist. She has taught decorative art for a number of years, and sells her work by attending craft fairs, private sales and commissions. Judy presently resides in Coldbrook. She can be reached at 902-698-0332. She will do commissions upon request.



The buildings and sky painting is called "Every warehouse has a pigeon" and even though there is no pigeon visible, we know there is one. I was lumber shopping one day and looked up and loved that view of the sky so I painted it.

The woman in profile is from an old movie I was watching and I really liked her attitude and hoped I could translate that attitude into a painting. 

I got the idea to start making art a couple of years ago when a reality tv show called “Work of Art”  was being broadcast over the summer. I thought it would be fun to do at home whatever the artists on the show had been assigned to do. I liked it enough to keep on trying and I took a course through ALL last spring which really helped me focus.

Thanks for the opportunity to submit these pieces.



The inspiration for my painting came from my visits to Kingsport following my move to Nova Scotia 2 years ago. I was fascinated by the ever changing colours of the beach, ocean and sky as the tides come in and go out...which seem to be unique to this area....and I was trying to capture those colours with this painting. I've always loved the ocean and have wanted to paint for some time and the Painting with Acrylics class I took last winter through ALL really helped me to make this happen.


As the child of two Dutch immigrant farmers, landscape and nature have always inspired my work. The development of my art has been through different phases, with the study art history and experimentation with different mediums.

While at Acadia University I cultivated my technique and widened the scope of my subject matter. Over time I developed my modern impressionist style, a manner that threads its way through my work to this day. Travel has also influenced my work, in particular my trips to Amsterdam and the Van Gogh Museum has left a deep imprint on my perspective of beauty. The impressionist artists of Canada have also left a profound mark on my esthetic namely the group of seven and their portrayal of landscape. I paint what I want see on my walls and it is simply about surrounding myself with the things I love.


Brown Bag Lunch Series

Every week, we invite ALL members and members of our local community to join us for a free, casual lunchtime learning session.

Brown Bag Lunches are meant to offer you a slice of life while you enjoy a slice of your meal. We cover topics both big and small in scope, from local to international, and from arts to sciences. We aim to offer lively talks, from engaging speakers, that anyone in the audience can enjoy. And yes, many members do actually bring their lunch to eat during the presentation.

We meet every Thursday at noon in the Classroom on the lower level of the KC Irving Centre. Alternate locations are noted in the schedule.

Next Topic

DATE: Thursday, December 1, 2016
12 pm (noon) to 1 pm
KC Irving Centre, Classroom (lower level)

SESSION TITLE: Building Connections Through Language Learning

GUEST SPEAKER: Acadia English Language Centre



Join the English Language Centre as we explore the topic of building connections through language learning. First, we will hear how intercultural connections are fostered through the Homestay Program. We will hear first-hand from a host parent and homestay student about the joys and challenges of sharing your home with someone from a different culture. Next, we will talk about the cognitive connections formed through language learning. We will answer the question "why should I bother learning a second language at my age?"



The English Language Centre is home to various programs for English language learners. The ELC offers year-round classes for students needing to improve their academic English skills before starting a degree program at Acadia. This past summer, the ELC hosted the Acadia Community Learning Program, a language and life-skills program for all the recent refugees in the Annapolis Valley.

Fall 2016 Sessions: 

Date Presenter Topic
Wes Booth How Hitchhiking Changed My Perspective of Nova Scotia
Sept.29 John Burka / Johanna Kwakernaak / Bill MacKeen
Community Health Boards for a Healthy Community
Oct. 6 Robert McCarthy The Angels of Acadie - Pentecost, 1611- Henri meets Pierre:  Wisdom for the 21st Century
Oct. 13 Larissa Holman Managing Stormwater on your Property to Help Prevent Flooding
Oct. 20 Cst. Kelli Gaudet / Michelle Parker RCMP - Personal Safety, Scams & Cyber-safety
Oct. 27 Jill Davies Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes
Nov. 3    No session this week
Nov. 10 Melody Hamilton Learn About the Night Sky via The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Nov. 17 Ed Sulis Notes from a Canadian Value Investor and Wealth Today in Many Guises
Nov. 24 Michael Davis
Farming in Western Manitoba and the Growing of Both GMO and Non-GMO Crops
Dec. 1
Acadia English Language Centre
Building Connections through Language Learning




Resources & Links

Brown Bag Lunch supplementary materials

Terry Hennigar - Groundwater and Water Supplies (PDF file, 7MB)

ALL Annual General Meeting

2015 AGM Minutes

2014 AGM Minutes

2013 AGM Minutes

Acadia Lifelong Learning Operating Guidelines - Revised April 2012

2012 AGM Minutes

2011 AGM Minutes

2009-10 Annual Committee Reports

2008-09 Annual Committee Reports

Archived ALL Newsletters

June 2013

December 2012

June 2012

December 2011

June 2011

December 2010

June 2010

December 2009

July 2009

December 2008

ALL Botanical Expeditions

2009 ALL Expedition Presentation

2009 ALL Expedition Handbook

March 19 Press Release

Other ALL links of interest:

SkillsOnlineNS — Free, non-credit online courses in a variety of subjects sponsored by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Advanced Education. These courses are not affiliated with Open Acadia or Acadia University. 

Seniors Canada On-line

Nova Scotia Community College

Annapolis Valley Regional Library

Wolfville Farmers' Market


If you have any links that you would like to see added to this website, please email

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