Wendie’s Bio and Current Art Schedule
Poetry, short stories, paint, ink, brushes and a vivid imagination fill my creative toolbox. My love of language – alliteration, metaphor and simile drive my passion to write and when words won’t do the job, I turn to my easel and a fresh canvas.
As a writer and visual artist, I’ve learned a picture is truly worth a thousand words. Painting allows me to communicate my experience of the world in a way that words cannot. Most often, the endless beauty of Muskoka, Ontario, provides the inspiration for my acrylic, watercolour, oil and Chinese ink paintings.
When I’m at the easel, time loses all meaning, and, as if by magic, the brush draws forth images hidden in the fibres of the canvas or paper. My goal is to entice the viewer into the painting, to experience my story, or one of his or her own imaginings. I also hope my work increases awareness of our interdependence on the fragile, natural world around us. To that end a portion of sales of all my artwork goes directly to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary to support their rehabilitation work in Muskoka.
I invite you to visit my home gallery, Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery in Bracebridge, Ontario where we offer my work along with that of other Muskoka artists.
Please visit www.wendiedonabie.com to view my artwork portfolio and drop me a note if you have any questions.
2019 ART ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
For the month of July I’ll have a display of Acrylic Skins paintings at the Muskoka Tourism offices on Hwy 11 in Kilworthy, Ontario, south of Gravenhurst. And for August, work will be at the Baysville Public Library in Baysville, Ontario.
In addition, I’ll be participating in group shows with Muskoka Arts and Crafts and Huntsville Art Society over the next few months.