Judy Gouin grew up in Ottawa and Kingston, Ontario. She is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art in London, England. She worked in screen printing, combined with photography, for twelve years at Open Studio in Toronto. In the ‘eighties, she stopped working as an artist to be the Film, Photography and Video Officer at the Ontario Arts Council. In 1991, she moved to Temagami and has worked in painting ever since. She volunteers at Living Temagami Arts & Culture Centre as a member of the jury for artists exhibiting in the gallery.