Artist’s Statement

“At my easel, my deep concern for our planet informs my paintings. The sight of a windblown Jack Pine, the twisted weave of tree roots in the forest, wildlife in their natural habitat, a brilliant sunset or sunrise over a placid lake, a cascade of rushing water over giant boulders provide the emotional triggers that inspire my work as an artist.”


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Heron’s NEST Studio Gallery

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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.

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.

 Article from May 2019 appearing in Muskoka Region newspapers and online

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.

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

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

Professional Affiliations

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