Lorna Dockstader is an Edmonton-born, Calgary based, visual artist, who works in acrylic paints and mediums. Her subject strength is landscapes, currently those of Western Canada. And her recurring themes are about purity and solitude. Certain places have the ability to increase our sense of peacefulness, in an unpredictable world.
As well as her fine art practices, Lorna was employed as a geophysical technologist. She has continued the use of her technical skills when designing many of her compositions. She believes that subtracting non-essentials, as well as the use of elegant colours, and neutrals, achieves her desired result. Lorna began exhibiting in commercial galleries in 1991. In 1994 she received signature status with distinction, from the Pastel Society of Canada. In 2002, she received senior signature status from The Federation of Canadian Artists.Read more
“I create fictional visual events, inspired by nature. Through the mediums of paint, and technology, I can discover endless means of expression. Using colours and contrasts in unique and unexpected ways, enchants me, and also engages the viewer.”
2007-2010 Landscape Artists International
1994-2010 Pastel Society of Canada
1992-2010 Federation of Canadian Artists
2002, April “Galleries West Magazine” Feature article. READ ARTICLE HERE