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Born in Huntsville, Ontario in 1961, Donal Hebner is a fifth generation descendent of the early Muskoka pioneers. As a child, he spent many hours watching local artists and crafts people working in their homes or works shops. He was fascinated by the process of the execution of their vision into becoming a finished product. The photographers, sheet metal workers and quilters alike, all inspired and fueled his creativity. During the long walks, with his father, to the families’ “hunt camp” near Algonquin Park, he was taught to “Always bring more out of the bush, then you take in.”

While playing in the hardwood forests, he would gather discarded shot gun shells, cigarette butts, beer bottles and caps or other objects. The waste, he would put into the garbage, the broken watch straps, flash light parts or the chrome lid off of a cigarette lighter, his “found treasures” were stashed away and later assembled into ‘objects of art’.

His hight school art teachers; Bill Urban and Marci Christ, recognized his potential and encouraged him to explore his creative tendencies. It was Bill Reynolds who once told him, “You can make or do anything, all you have to do is apply yourself and stay true to your vision.” Bill and his wife Velma taught him the importance of filling his life with laughter and creativity.

In the 1980’s, Donal was Production Manager and Designer for a ski wear company called Block Heater Head Wear in Banff, Alberta, where he was responsible for designing and producing head wear for: The 1988 Bolivian Alpine Team, The Calgary Olympic Development Association and The 88’ Olympic RCMP police force. In 1992 he made the toques for the Canadian Mount Everest Expedition, produced accessories for Sun Ice Ski wear and area ski schools across Canada. He has produced, hand painted silk scarves, art cards and hand painted Medicine Stones, jewelry and limited edition prints.

He is mostly self taught, gleaning technique and process as well as inspiration from the artists and designers that he has met over the years.

Donal has resided in Vancouver, British Columbia, since 1991.

When not working at his “real job”, he spends his time writing or pursuing his creative path, creating lino-block printed images, architectural line drawings, art cards, jewellery fridge magnets, and hand painted stones.

He has reproduced some of those images on post cards, T-Shirts and Art Cards, which are sold at various Vancouver retail stores.

 

Diorama - 2015

 

Diorama - 2015

 

Diorama - 2015

 

With out you - Lino Block Print - 2013

 

The Blues Stepped In - Watercolour - 1978

 

These Hands - Paper mache / Watercolour / Collage - 1982

 

"Buzzed Out" - Water Colour - 1979

 

"Cabin Fever" - Clay - Self Portrait - 2008

 

Callaunga - Ibiza, Spain - 1986

 

Cascade Mountian - 1985

 

Ibiza - 1986

 

Baja - 1985

 

"David" - Ibiza - 1986

 

Cascade Amphitheatre - 1982

 

Victoria Glacier - 1985

 

   

A book by Donal Hebner

The Hotel Vancouver

Cultural - Historical - Iconic

$19.95

I Love Vancouver

$20

Hand Coloured Pride Edition

$22

Lions Gate Shirt

$20

We'll Build A Little Home

$20

Charlie The Crow

$20

The Gathering

$20

WTF

$20

Mt Garibaldi

$20

 

 

 

 

$1.00

$1.25

$1.00

Hotel Georgia

$3.50

Hotel Vancouver

$3.50

Vancouver Art Gallery

$3.50

Lions Gate Bridge

$3.50

Marine Building

$3.50

Residences

$3.50

Sun Tower

$3.50

Banff Springs

$3.50

Columbia Ice Fields

$3.50

Lake Louise

$3.50

Malign Lake

$3.50

Moraine Lake

$3.50

Mount Rundle

$3.50

Fly East at Dusk

$3.50

Its a Gathering

$3.50

Building a Home

$3.50

Charlie The Crow

$3.50

I Found Love

$3.50

The belief, for centuries, has been that the sun, moon and all living things on earth have a spirit. Legends state that stones have a healing spirit.

This spirit is a powerful force.

The images are hand painted, within a circle, on each stone. The circle represents both the cycle of life and the power of nature.

Each creature represented on the stones, is believed to possess specific powers, which can guide and inspire us in growth.

May the spirit within, inspire you to extend kindness and love toward each other and to respect Mother Earth.

$3.50 Each

Wolf

Eagle

Bear

Frog

Raven

Humming Bird

Mouse

Turtle

Salamander

Heron

Deer

Killer Whale

 

 

Various products are also avaliable at the following shops


Wickaninnish Gallery - Granville Island
Postcard Place - Granville Island
Museum Of Anthropology
Country Beads - West 4th Avenue
Spirit Gallery - Horseshoe Bay
Little Sisters - Davie Street

 

 

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