Shelagh Duffett began her visual arts journey in television and transitioned into painting sixteen-years ago. She is a self-taught painter and her bright, joyful, colourful work reflects her unique view of the world and a passion for life that is evocative of an almost nostalgic time. Ms. Duffett is also a Getty photographer, with clients as diverse as Jamie Oliver and the Philadelphia International Flower Show. She has illustrated and co-written a successful children's book and her work is licensed for use on an extensive range of merchandise from greeting cards to clothing. Ms. Duffett's work is in private and public collections in more than twenty-five countries worldwide, including proffesional offices and, happily the new pediatric ward of a St. Louis, USA hospital. Shelagh Duffett lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.