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Inspiration from the Forest

Forest in Transition, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

The Muskoka Arts & Crafts 38th Annual Spring Members’ Show takes place March 27-29. 2015 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex. Each member can enter 3 pieces of art.  I’ve chosen, Puppy Love – The Only Love That Come Between Us and The Red Canoe as two of them. My third is a creation painted for the Muskoka …

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Successful Art Show Opening in Bracebridge

Janice & Wendie

Saturday, May 3, Janice Feist and I welcomed almost 100 visitors to the opening of our art show, Firmly Rooted. The show received wonderful feedback from those in attendance and we each got our first sales. Friend and fellow artist, Pat J. Whittle, guided us with the placement of our work and Tracy Hoehner-McEwen directed the staging of the gallery. Our …

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Out of the Woods


Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches. Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Another scene from the magnificent trails of Algonquin Park. Wouldn’t you like to explore these woods? 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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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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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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