Saunders is a self-taught artist whose desire to
draw began at a very young age. She was born and
raised in Saskatchewan, Canada where she gets most
of her inspiration from nature and subjects that are
"Canadian". Bonnie uses
coloured pencil as a medium to create true to life images which portray
beauty and nature. She
enjoys the creative process and tries not to be influenced by others.
a young entrepeneur in Saskatchewan has been very fulfilling
for Bonnie. In addition to her own designs, Bonnie has now added
"badges and crests" to her reportoire using images provided to her from
the Directorate of History and Heritage and the RCMP Foundation. As
these heirloom type
collectables make their way around the world, Bonnie is grateful
to contribute a portion of each sale of the Canadian Forces
Plates to the Support Our Troops - Military Families Fund. Bonnie
supports the work of the RCMP members across Canada through the
Foundation with the sale of each RCMP Crest Plate as well.
Where she works....
located in a century old church building which overlooks a breathtaking
view of the North Saskatchewan River in the beautiful hamlet of
Frenchman Butte, Saskatchewan. It is this location that
Bonnie each and every day.
Recipients of Bonnie Saunders’
work include former Chief of the Defence Staff - General
Hillier, His Royal Highness - The Earl of Wessex, the
Premiers of Western Canada, Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia's
Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), The Right Honourable Adrienne
Clarkson, LGen (Retired) Ray Crabbe, as well as Canadian hockey great -
Coffey among other proud recipients of Change Of Commands gifts,
retirement gifts, anniversary gifts, birthday gifts, etc
was deeply honored to
present one of my pieces to
Prince Edward in August of 2003 as part of the Lloydminster Centennial
celebration. It was one of the
most memorable moments of my life."
June 14th, 2008, I was invited to be a part of a very successful
fundraiser for the Military Families Fund and had the distinct honor
presenting the very first
Canadian Forces Badge Plate to General
Rick Hillier - it was an evening that I will never forget!"
"I am deeply honoured to be part of this celebration of "A
Century of Service" for the PPCLI"