James and Jaime Lee wrote a book!
Co-authors, artists, and married couple, James Lightle (retired Canadian Veteran, injured during the Afghanistan Conflict), and Jaime Lee Lightle are very excited to announce that they have published their very first book collaboration.
Titled “Twenty Days of Canada: Driving Across Canada during the COVID Crisis”, the couple chronicle their road trip across Canada during a historical time, amidst the COVID-19 crisis and the contentious Federal Election campaign in 2021. James and Jaime Lee travelled from their home in Round Hill Nova Scotia to Chilliwack British Columbia and back in a twenty-day whirlwind trip where they were greeted by ever changing travel restrictions, plus people and places they will never forget. This chronicle is filled with passionate reflections about life and is adorned with beautiful artwork by the couple that was inspired by their journey.
“ We combined the visual expression of our experience travelling across Canada with the written reflection of our experience. Writing about our trip across Canada elevated the emotional experience of the trip. As visual artists we tend to focus our creative voice through paintings, drawings, sculpture, and printmaking but recently we decided to explore writing. Combining the written language and the visual language gives a greater breadth of expression and understanding. Writing is one of the truest forms of art; it allows us to reflect on our life experiences and our work as artists." - Jaime Lee Lightle
Link to purchase book: www.roundhillstudio.com/publications
Purchase at our retail/gallery location:
228 St-George St in Annapolis Royal, NS
Dear local friends:
All are welcome to Round Hill Studio Fine Art Gallery (228 St-George St in Annapolis Royal) for an afternoon with us on February 25th from 1 PM to 4 PM. At hand there will be signed copies of our new book available for purchase, plus an opportunity to listen to readings of some of our favourite excerpts from the book. Enjoy some nibbles whilst perusing a display of some of our original art from the book which was inspired by our trip across Canada.
Art by James and Jaime Lee Lightle adorn the pages of "Twenty Days of Canada..."