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Watchman


Chinese Ink on Paper, 11 x 15 ins. Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 I discovered this tree on a trail in Algonquin Park. It appeared to me like a watchman guarding the forest beyond, ready to descend the hill if danger threatened. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King Street, …

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Gathering of the Elders


Chinese Ink on Paper, 14 x 14 ins. Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Deep in the woods, old stand trees congregate to discuss how the world is evolving. They lean into one another to share their concerns. 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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Enchanted #2


Oil on Canvas, 10 x 8 ins. Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 This the second of four paintings in the Enchanted series with a focus on the root systems of trees in Muskoka and Algonquin Park. 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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Enchanted #1


Oil on Canvas, 10 x 8 ins, Copyright Wendie Donabie 2013 Wilson Falls Trail that runs along the Muskoka River in Bracebridge is one of my favourite hikes. Character trees with fascinating root systems absolutely captivate me and I expect elves and fairy creatures to appear at any moment in this mystical, magical wood.   …

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Morning Has Broken


Acrylic on Paper, 7 x 15 ins, Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Early morning sun lights up the forest inviting you for a stroll. Listen carefully – you may hear the stories the trees have to tell. 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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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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Stay Rooted While Reaching for the Stars


Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24 ins., Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Even as we reach for the stars, it is important to have strong roots in our lives. To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul. – Simone Weil Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, …

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Breath of Life


Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36 inches Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Without trees, there would be no life on our planet. Here I painted the earth nestled in the boughs of a strong, healthy tree as a reminder we need to care for them. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 …

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Art Show Preview


Only 10 days to go for the opening of Firmly Rooted, a two-woman art show with my friend and fellow artist, Janice Feist.  The show opens on May 3 with a reception from 1-4 pm at Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario and runs until May 31.  Regular office and gallery hours are Tuesday …

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One Month to Art Show Opening


One month tomorrow, on Saturday, May 3, Janice Feist and I open our 2-woman art show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge. Firmly Rooted examines where we’ve come from and where we are now in our lives and creative journeys as artists. Our shared love of trees and nature, passion for painting and desire to connect with …

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