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James Lightle

(Cpl Ret’d)

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.

Samples of my work


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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