Blue Heron Writes

Sharing to Inspire through Words and Pictures

Wendie’s Bio and Current Art Schedule

Magical Moment, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 16 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie
Magical Moment, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 16 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

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.

Please visit to view my artwork portfolio and drop me a note if you have any questions.

I invite you to visit my home gallery, Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery in Bracebridge, Ontario where I offer my work along with that of other Muskoka artists or you can visit my online store to view our entire gallery inventory.

Thank you.


The COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of all gallery shows in which I expected to participate. However, I’ve already been involved in a few online gallery exhibits with more to come this year.

For more information and full details about my current projects and art shows, please visit, my website or subscribe to my newsletter, News from the Nest.


  1. I love the light and shadows…they draw me in.


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