Diagnosed with Systemic Lupus at age 21, Jude Clarke has studied art at Notre Dame University in Nelson, in Toronto and at University of Regina. Her paintings reflect her growth during her struggle with her chronic Lupus Erythematosus. She lives in Vernon where she worked as the Public Art Educator at the Vernon Art Gallery for seven years. Her poignant autobiography is The Language of Water (Thistledown Press, $19.95). 1-894345-44-4