Jude has always been an artist. Even as a child, art was always her first love. As a mature painter, Jude primarily works in watercolour and dabbles in mixed media work as well. Her favourite subject matter to paint is portraiture. She also enjoys painting flowers, landscapes and still life pieces. Colour plays a dominant role in all of her paintings , and one can often find saturated drops off colour included in her work that take it from realism to a more fantastical, dreamlike view of her subjects. Jude finds that teaching English as a second language to newcomers to Canada helps her to adapt to life and to the ever-changing medium that is watercolour.