Artist’s Statement

At work in my studio

“The twisted weave of tree roots along a forest trail, a white-tailed deer peering in our patio window, a rainbow-coloured sunset, water cascading over giant boulders or simply a sudden flash of inspiration; these are some of the triggers that stir and awaken my creative spirit. I experience a pleasant fluttering in my gut, light headedness, sometimes goose pimples rise on my skin as my muse entices me to the easel to share this experience with the world.”


Visit my online store at

Heron’s NEST Studio Gallery


Plan your own self-guided tour of Muskoka Region artist studios and artist-run galleries at


Purchases of artwork by Wendie Donabie supports   
the wildlife rehabilitation work at

Most of my work tends towards realism using a variety of mediums – acrylic, oil, watercolour, Chinese and acrylic inks, as well as mixed media. Each one offers its own special qualities, allowing me the freedom to select what best interprets a subject.

With my deep concern for our planet, my paintings often carry a subtle or direct message about our shared responsibility to care for Mother Earth and her abundant life.  To that end a portion of sales of all paintings goes directly to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary to support their rehabilitation work in Muskoka.


Where you can find my paintings in Bracebridge, Ontario

You can also view and purchase at my Online Store along with a full inventory of products available at Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery.


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Please contact me for painting prices and visit my FACEBOOK Page and blog for updates on my art and writing journey. I invite your questions, comments and feedback. 


In October 2014, the YWCA MUSKOKA selected me as the Woman of Distinction in the category of Arts, Culture & Creative Energy. The theme for the award was Strong Roots Strengthening Community. To receive such an honour both surprised and humbled me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Payment Plan options are available. Please contact Wendie to discuss.





Professional Affiliations

Muskoka Arts and Crafts

ARTrail Muskoka





Gallery Representation


A small selection of my paintings are available at

Oliver’s Coffee, 203 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge


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