Donna Wilson has devoted a lifetime sculpting an authentic lifestyle. A fourth-generation rancher on the Cowboy Trail south of Longview, Southern Alberta, she’s intimately familiar with the entire lifestyle…”the richness, the imagery, the history…” and draws from the natural world around her.


Donna sculpts in bronze with a passion for making it right. She has been able to draw from a rich cultural heritage to build an extensive body of Western art over 20 years, with a focus on one of the most “noble” service animals: “I’ve worked with horses my whole life, ridden professionally and for fun... there just isn’t a more noble beast ever known to mankind. They are just a glorious animal.”


Donna has also applied her craft to documenting the diversity and depth of wildlife around her and from the places she’s traveled to, from her backyard in the foothills of the Rockies to the remote backveld of Zimbabwe. With a deep commitment to conservation, through awareness and education, she’s sculpted a range of animals in traditional and contemporary expressions, always with a naturalistic and unfeigned presence, “I live in a world that’s challenging sometimes… there are birth, death, rebirth, and cycles of nature, and seasons, that’s part of my art as well.”




2005-6, 2010    Mule Deer Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

2005-10    Wild Sheep Show, Reno, NV, USA

2009-10    Art in the Garden, Vale's Greenhouse, Black Diamond, AB, Canada

2010    OVIS Salt Lake City, UT, USA

2012-13    Spring is in the Air Art Show, Cochrane, AB, Canada

2012-13    Footprints on the Trail Art Show, Great Falls, MT, USA

2013-14    Reflections West, Hyatt Hotel Calgary, AB, Canada

2014-15     Western Masters Art Show, Great Falls, MT, USA

2015    Best of the West Art Show, Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA

2015    Calgary Stampede, Artist Studios, Calgary, AB, Canada 

2015-17    Spruce Meadows Masters, Calgary, AB, Canada 

2018    Ripple Effect, Leighton Art Centre, Millarville, AB, Canada

2019    The Way Out West Fest Art Show, Calgary, AB, Canada 



2013-15    Mountain Sage Gallery, Helena, MT, USA

2015-19    Wild Tracks, Kalispell, MT, USA

2016     Wildlife Originals, Bragg Creek, AB, Canada

2016-19    Launstein's Wildlife Gallery, Blairmore, AB, Canada

2016-19    Garside Gallery, Longview, AB, Canada


Support for Conservation: 

My ongoing support is toward the following conservation organizations:

  • The Tashinga Initiative, Zimbabwe

  • Global Wildlife Conservation

  • Wild Sheep Foundation 

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

  • Safari Club Michigan

Special Achievements: 

2005    Sold at auction, "Sixty Inch Trail" $20,000.00 Guide Outfitters of B.C.

2005    Best New Artist, Calgary Stampede for sculpture, "Mark'n Frank", Calgary, AB Canada

2007    Safari Club, Seattle, WA, USA

2007    Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Albuquerque, NM, USA 

2017    Viewer's Choice, Calgary Stampede Trophy Contest, Calgary, AB Canada

2017    Calgary Stampede Trophy Finalist for sculpture, “Barrel Racer”, Calgary, AB Canada