Irene Gut, Peace County artist

Irene Gut

“The artist never entirely knows — We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark” – Agnes de Mille I was born and raised in Switzerland and moved to the North West of British Columbia, Canada in 1995. At first, I felt a sense of being lost in the vastness of this big beautiful …

Pat Gauthier

Pat Gauthier

I live in the historic town of Fort St James, north/central British Columbia. I was raised on a farm in Sorrento, near Shuswap Lake and went to school in Salmon Arm BC. Life on the farm taught me to work hard. I moved north to Fort St James, where I got a job in a sawmill. I quit the mill …

Terry Buchanan

Terry Buchanan

Grande Prairie, Alberta Terry Buchanan grew up with a love and appreciation of nature and animals. Art has always been a deeply spiritual and therapeutic freedom of expression for her. After living in various parts of Alberta, B.C. and New Zealand, Terry is happy to finally come home to the Peace Country. Studying animal spirit guides lead to the creation …

Gwen Tomlin, photographer, Didsbury, Alberta

Gwen Tomlin

Didsbury, Alberta Gwen Tomlin is a photographer with the passion and patience required to capture the perfect pictures of wildlife that make you pause in wonder. Gwen’s fascination with nature started while growing up on a farm in rural Ontario, where she spent countless hours exploring fields, swamps and lakes with her brother.  This love of the outdoors continued after moving …

Valerie Palmer, Peace River, Alberta

Valerie Jeanne Williamson was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1933. “Children like me, growing up in wartime Britain, were often thrown on their own resources to fill their leisure hours. Hence, when I was not in school, or playing sports, I developed many hobbies, including drawing, painting, letter-writing and collecting everything from stamps to shells, rocks, and all kinds of …

Amos Wiebe and his dog Harley

Amos Wiebe – Famous Amos Photography, Grande Prairie, AB

I call Amos Wiebe “the wildlife whisperer.” He captures remarkable pictures of creatures in the woods – everything from big bull moose to tiny owls most of us would never see. He has also created highly entertaining videos of grizzly cubs play wrestling and an owl shaking the snow off its feathers in a storm. Famous Amos shares his images …

Robbie Craig, Yellowknife, NT

We are delighted to be creating and offering cards featuring Robbie Craig’s unique and beautiful paintings! Check these out: November Frost, The Cardinals, Polar Bear Portrait, and Little Vixen and the Big Moon. Art has always been a passion of mine. I come from a long line of artists. My mother is a highly creative soul and watercolour artist, as …

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 …