Although born in Ohio, Jona Van Zyle has always been an Alaskan at heart, and a full time resident since 1998. Her longtime love of wildlife and sled dogs has greatly influenced all the facets of her art life.
With over 30 years experience working with huskies, she has written and illustrated many articles about dog history and training for such publications as Mushing Magazine. Jona's art background includes studies at Kent State University, The Cleveland Institute of Art, and a year in Arizona apprenticed to architect Paolo Soleri.
Jona lives near Eagle River with her husband Jon and their kennel of happy huskies.