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Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015!!!

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Thanksgiving Studio Tour 2015….doors open Saturday October 10th 10am – 4pm till Monday October 12th!

Once again my studio will be open for the Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Doors will be open Saturday October 10th till Monday October 12th (10am to 4pm). This year I am studio #1 so I hope you will make Dianna Bonder Studios the first stop on your tour!! For more information on all of the great artist studios, you can visit . Come check it out!!


Street Art 2015 – Saturday August 15 – NEW work!

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Street Art 2015 is almost here! (Saturday August 15th) to be exact! Come check me out at booth #39….and see all of my new work! (Plus oodles of work from other great Gabriola artists) I’ve been painting like mad and have lots to share….Bird Therapy Is now showing!
Hope to see you there!


Polly Parrot Cover Complete!

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Polly Parrot cover artwork is now complete! I am so excited to share this new cover with everyone…so stay tuned for the conceptual sketches and final illustration to be posted in coming days!

School Tours get underway!!

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Whew!! 2015 is underway and so are my travels! It’s a busy time of year for me as I begin preparing for my days in the schools. As February approaches I will be visiting with the students on Gabriola Island to help with the grade 7 writing program (led by Joelle Anthony) and will then head over to the Lower Mainland for more school visits! Last week I spent the day at Crofton House and had a blast working on Alphabet Books with the class. Always a highlight to my year working at Crofton House. As well, I had the opportunity to spend the morning with the Creative Writing class at Capilano University. We discussed the alphabet book and it’s importance within children’s literature.Keep a watch on my calendar for upcoming visits!

Thanksgiving Tour 2014 this weekend!!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Well it’s that time of year again, Gabriola Thanksgiving Tour is upon us!! As I busily prepare my studio for the hundreds of visitors that will come to our island, I find myself laughing a little as my newest creations hit the studio walls! I think this might be the very best studio tour yet!! Come out and see my newest creations, new books, prints and whatever else I have going on in my studio!! Soooooo much to see!
Studio Tour Hours 10am to 4pm
948 Canso Road, Gabriola island! BC

ABSea takes shape!

Friday, July 4th, 2014

This weekend, ABSea will officially take shape as International Sand Sculpture artist creates a one of a kind sand sculpture from the pages of my new book! Craig Mutch will be re-creating a scene from ABSEa- A Deepsea Symphony and putting it to sand.

As part of the Nanaimo Library’s new branch location celebration, the sculpture will make it’s home at Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Mall for the entire summer! As well, I will be reading from my book on Saturday July 5th between 11am and 1pm… come out and join the fun and to help celebrate summer with the Nanaimo Library and me!!

School Tours A-Plenty!!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

So many schools so little time!! Spring is in the air (minus all the snow) and I am getting geared up to begin some very exciting tours over the next few months. From a week long tour of the Okanagan to some of my favourite schools (can you believe it’s been four years since my last tour of Kelowna!) all the way to Calgary/Edmonton and back to Vancouver and finally Vancouver island. As A,B,Sea celebrates it’s 6th month on book shelves I am thrilled to share this new book with children far and wide! As well, I have TWO new books in the works…..two more covers for Sam’s Top Secret Journal and a ton of other new stuff!! So keep checking back because there is sooooo much to see!!

Another successful Thanksgiving Weekend!!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Thank you to everyone that stopped by my studio this past weekend! The weather was amazing, the people were friendly and gracious and the food (made by my dear friend Annie) was simply delicious! One of my best Thanksgiving weekends EVER!! But don’t fret…if you missed it..have no fear! You can call for appointment any time 1-877-525-7519 or email me directly at I am more than happy to open my doors at a time that is convenient for you.



A,B,Sea – A Deep-Sea Symphony is HOT OFF THE PRESS!!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Just in time for this year’s Thanksgiving Tour…A,B,Sea – A Deep-Sea Symphony has finally arrived!! Still smokin hot off the press, this book has yet to see the light of day. So whether you are able to stop by my studio this weekend on lovely Gabriola Island or want to saunter down to your local bookstore or plan to order a book from me directly…just make sure to get yourself a copy! This book has it all….sea creatures, musical instruments, rhymes, funny pictures, seek and find…you name it!! If you would like to order a copy please email me directly at or you can order directly on my website under the books section.



Thanksgiving Tour 2013

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Okay folks…it’s that time of year again! The Thanksgiving Tour is nearly upon us and holy smokes…do I ever have some exciting things in the works!! My newest book “A,B,Sea…A Deepsea Symphony” is now out and I will be showcasing all of the originals from my new book as well as having signed copies of my newest book for sale!