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Ventures into Abstraction


I’ve repeated on more than one occasion that I don’t understand abstract painting and thus would never do it… As they say, Never say never.

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Painting for Mother Earth


Painting, like any creative endeavour, is a voyage of self-discovery. What and how we paint differs for every artist. And the answers to those questions continue to evolve and change as we learn and grow. From the start, I’ve been inspired by the natural environment. My favourite work includes trees, lakes, skies, clouds, flowers, Dragonflies, …

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Mother Earth Book Available!


It’s ready!  This Little Rock We Call Earth is printed and available for purchase. On February 2, I posted about the creation of a book of my art and words that documents my painting journey from 2011 to 2015 using a selection of images with supportive text.  The underlying message of this first book is one of care and concern …

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This Little Rock We Call Earth (MyPictureBook)


I’m coming to realize one of my greatest artistic motivations is to increase our sensitivity to the environment, to the fragility of the earth and our mutual interdependence. Since 2011, I’ve drawn most of my painting inspirations from our natural environs. In 2013, I wrote a short essay entitled, Mother Earth – the Mother of Us All that received first …

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Celebrating The Mother of Us All – Earth Day


Today in honour of Earth Day, I am reposting a short piece I wrote 2 years ago. Mother of Us All Is our Earth simply a large, chunk of rock to you, or do you think of her as a sentient being – the Mother of us all – with whom you can have a …

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Earth Day 2015!

2013-17 Mother Earth - View of Africa Acrylic on Canvas 6 x 6 Copyright Wendie Donabie 2013

April 22 marks Earth Day 2015. In honour of Mother Earth, here are two paintings I’ve done in the past couple of years to reflect her beauty and remind us of our  shared roots as human beings and our dependence on the planet for our very existence.   Mother Earth lies nestled in the arms of a tree – …

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Mother Earth – Our Shared Roots


Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24. Copyright W. Donabie 2014 Mother Earth – the view of Africa is the one used to symbolize Earth Day. I painted it to illustrate our shared human roots and our responsibility to care for all life on the planet. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King …

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Woven Path


Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Throughout Muskoka, fascinating root systems weave patterns on the forest floor. An area near High Falls inspired this painting. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario http://www.wendiedonabie.com

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Mother of Us All Article


To access Art Ascent‘s online magazine is a multi-step process and may not be straight forward to you so here is the article as it appears on page 31 of the August 2013 issue. Mother of Us All Is our Earth simply a large, chunk of rock to you, or do you think of her …

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Published! Passion and Persistence Pay Off

2013-17 Mother Earth - View of Africa Acrylic on Canvas 6 x 6 Copyright Wendie Donabie 2013

About a month ago an email arrived in my Inbox from ART ASCENT – a new online and print publication focused on visual and written arts. The email announced a competition for their upcoming issue with the theme – Mother Earth. How timely, I thought. I had just finished the final edit on Mother Earth …

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