Judy Dinnick is a Canadian artist who has been involved in the decorative arts for many years. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and also in Mexico. She creates Sailors' Valentines and has won several awards at the annual Sanibel Shell Show. In executing her exquisitely detailed valentines, she paints the miniature centres herself and incorporates natural coloured shells from all over the world. Judy first became acquainted with sailors' valentines while living in the Bahamas where many antique valentines are held in private collections.