Lio and her husband Michael located in Shelburne where she began portraying the beauty of coastal Nova Scotia. Lio takes much pleasure in capturing in her work the beauty that surrounds her. Her dedication to detail is evident in her finished projects. Always striving for perfection and welcoming new challenges Lio paints a variety of subjects including landscape, seascape, wildlife, still life, streetscape, floral as well as portraits. She paints mostly in watercolour and often receives her inspiration from her surroundings.
Lio’s watercolour paintings have been selling all over North America. She does book illustrations and gives workshops during fall and winter months. She also works with Oil, acrylic, pen and ink, coloured pencil, as well as Chinese brush painting.