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Round Hill Studio is a must-visit art gallery located in the heart of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. With its unique atmosphere and beautiful scenery, both inside and out, it offers an intimate and engaging experience for art lovers. The gallery features original works by artist couple Jaime Lee and James Lightle. Don't miss the chance to visit this locally renowned gem!

About the Owner and Artist, Jaime Lee Lightle
Jaime Lee Lightle, a native of Ottawa, Ontario, showed artistic talent in both visual art and music at an early age. She earned her bachelor's degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa in 2003. After working in Ottawa until 2009, she moved to Pembroke to join her future husband and army veteran, James Lightle. In 2015, the couple moved to a small community outside Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, where they opened Round Hill Studio, showcasing their artistic work.

Jaime Lee's passion for art and experience with loss has inspired her to create a multifaceted career that merges art and healing. She graduated from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute in 2022 and is currently collaborating on community-based projects, delivering art therapy to rural communities in the Annapolis area, while also cultivating her private art therapy practice.

About the Artist, James C E Lightle

James, a native of Port Hope, Ontario, began his military career in December 2000 as a Combat Engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Through his exceptional skills and dedication, he quickly climbed the ranks to become a Corporal, with specialized training in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) and a Combat Diver.

Unfortunately, while on patrol in Afghanistan, James' vehicle was struck by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) in 2006. The incident left him with multiple physical injuries, including a shattered ankle that ended his military career. Along with his physical injuries, James also suffered from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) after returning to Canada.

During his treatment, James discovered photography and painting, which helped him cope with his emotional trauma. In 2015, he completed the Sculpture program at Haliburton School of the Arts, which further ignited his passion for art.

Today, James resides in Round Hill, Nova Scotia, with his wife Jaime Lee. He draws inspiration from the beauty of the Annapolis Valley and continues to create stunning works of art.

Jaime Lee Lightle
Jaime Lee Lightle (Visual Artist)
James C. E. Lightle
James C E Lightle (Artist)
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