Dave Matilpi, Grimshaw, AB

Dave Matilpi’s art is featured in the card, Wolf – Guardian Spirit. Here is his full bio, followed by his interpretation of his painting, transcribed from an interview at Java Domain in Peace River, AB in August 2016. Dave Matilpi was born January 21, 1953 in Alert Bay, B.C. into the Nimpkish Band and the Kwakiuth First Nation. Early in …

Paul Lavoie, Peace River, AB

Paul Lavoie, Landscape Photographer, Peace River, AB Paul’s first card with DonaBona.ca is “Winter Sun Rising”. He says, “I absolutely love the sunrises this time of year before the river freezes. Maybe it’s because they are at almost 10 a.m.” Lavoie took in the beauty of the sun rising and setting across the world for seven years. He left home …

Deborha Kerr, Fort St. John, B.C.

Deborha Kerr lives in the Peace Country of northern B.C. and is inspired by the northern lights and the beauty of the area.  She studied under the Emily Carr University of Art and Design as well as the Minnesota School of Arts and has mentored under Shiloh Sophia. Her work has been published by Sue Scheewe in Portland, Oregon. “I …

Terri Corbett, Valhalla Centre, AB

Terri Corbett, Valhalla Centre, AB Terri loves to find and photograph the great wildlife in the Peace Country and to capture their character, interaction, and antics. Her first DonaBona.ca card features a moose in a canola field with her caption, “Does this flower in my teeth make my nose look big?” Terri also loves to photograph people, stormy skies, northern …

Sandy Troudt, Fort St. John, B.C.

Choosing to live in the Peace region for its accessibility to the wilderness and the beauty of the area, Sandy’s paintings are often inspired by local surroundings that have an endless ability to move her. She is intrigued by the natural landscape and by the history of the region and the dotting of weathered buildings that carry an echo of …

Penny Boden – Trembling Forest Art, Rose Prairie, B.C.

Penny Boden – Trembling Forest Art, Rose Prairie, B.C. Penny was born in Victoria, BC, and spent her childhood in the Cowichan Valley. Her first home was on Mount Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus. From there, the family moved to Cowichan Station. When Penny was 7 years old, her father’s career as Golf Pro moved the family once more. This …

Barbara Daley, Fort St. John, B.C.

Barbara J Daley is a mixed media artist, art journaler, and keeper of sketchbooks and travel journals, whose archives can be found in her home studio, “Seven Bangles Art & Design”. She enjoys teaching art journaling workshops for small groups of all ages, and working on collaborative creations/commissions. She is a beginning music student, learning to play the violin. Barbara’s …

Erin Stelmaschuk Biegel

Erin was born and raised in Fairview, northern Alberta. She now farms near Bow Island with her husband and three children. Acrylic painting and copper are her favourite art mediums. One of her acrylic paintings, “Merry Christmas Wherever You Are” is featured in a French and an English Christmas card. You can see more of Erin’s work here.

Stuart Barr, Peace River, Alberta

Stuart Barr has spent several years photographing the northern lights of Canada. Visit his website to see more of his photos and time lapse cinematography and hear about the myths and science surrounding these shimmering curtains of white, red, green and violet light. You can also see a preview of his DVD of images set to the music of Vivaldi’s …