Jon & Jona Van Zyle

Jon and Jona combine wonderful artistic ability with their love of dogs and Alaska to portray an incredibly intimate view of Iditarod and all things Alaskan. 


Jon's art career has spanned over 30 years. A prolific artist, he produces numerous paintings a year for one-man exhibition in the United States as well as Europe. In addition to his Alaska art, Jon illustrates at least two children's books a year. His limited-edition prints and posters sell out regularly with well over 200 editions in the last 25 years. 


Jona's longtime love of wildlife and sled dogs has greatly influenced all the facets of her art and life. Although born in Ohio, she has always been an Alaskan at heart, and a full-time resident since 1998. With over 20 years’ experience working with huskies, she has written and illustrated many articles about dog history and training for such publications as Mushing Magazine. Lately Jona has enjoyed working with leather and beads. Her art is available in European and Alaskan galleries. 


Jon and Jona live near Eagle River, Alaska with their kennel of happy huskies.