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.

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Artist’s Statement:

“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.”

Thrilled to be represented by The Avenue Gallery. Clients and artists can be assured of their professionalism. Love that their website is kept current as new works arrive and sales are posted as soon as they occur. And a timely newsletter also announces new arrivals. Truly appreciate how much they do to promote their artists. – Lorna Dockstader


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