In the seminal spirituality of nature I find my faith. In the current fragmented eden on earth I find pain, sorrow and fear. I seek the deep beauty of Earth’s life mystery, the promise of Eden. In the sacredness of plants I discover my roots, expose my heart and flow with the current of the Universal Mind.
Born in Scotland, named after Robbie Burns’ sweetheart Lesley Baillie. Learned to walk in a storm crossing the Equator on a ship bound for South America. Childhood on a sugar plantation in Guyana on the edge of the jungle, I planted my feet firmly at the foot of the green goddess.
I performed as Maya, the Goddess of Magic with magician Doug Henning at the Royal Alex Theatre and toured in Europe, the Middle East and Canada as a magician with Mars and Maya and as a solo.
It is a constant quest for me to find and nurture beauty. I studied photograpy at The University of Rochester with Wm. Giles and have worked on both sides of the lens. Amongst artists and photographers Edmund Soame, Richard Stodart, Dave Heath and others, I sharpened my vision. My self-portrait work with Dave Heath was shown at the Ryerson Gallery, Toronto; Artscourt, Ottawa and Light Impressions, Rochester. I am published in 'Who's Who in Visual Art: 75 Fine Art Photographers 2013 - 2014' and will be included in their next edition also. I won an award in the Blue Diamond Photo Competition in 2013. I am an artist member of Gallery 96, have had work shown at The Agora Gallery in Stratford and had a solo show, fall, 2014, in Toronto at The Arcadia Gallery.
I am sister and was amanuensis to inspiring poet John C. Walker who was quadriplegic and mute. I am also blood sister to African lion, Jake.