Lorna Dockstader SFCA PPC

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.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1947
Resides in Calgary Alberta, since 1972
Media: Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, Acrylics
Subject Strength: The Canadian Landscape


Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton 1967-1969
Studied pastels with Edmonton artist Ethel Field 1963-1965
Saturday morning classes, Edmonton Art Gallery 1957-1958


2006 Conte a Paris award Pastel Society of Canada National Exhibition, Granby, QC
2006 Designated as a premier pastellist of Canada, PPC , Ottawa, ON
2002 Elected as a senior signature member (SFCA) by the Federation of Canadian Artists
2001 Placed first in the “painterskeys”, Robert Genn’s international internet art competition
2000 Opus Award Pastel Society Exhibition, Whiterock, BC
1998 Elected as an associate signature member (AFCA) by the FCA Vancouver, BC
1996 Elected PSC signature member with distinction, of The Pastel Society of Canada Ottawa,
1996 First Place FCA juried exhibition Calgary, AB
1995 Third Place FCA show Leighton Center AB
1994 Presented with the Award of Distinction by the Pastel Society of Canada
1994 Second Place FCA juried exhibition, Calgary AB
1993 First Place Shell Oil competition, Caroline AB
1992 Second Place FCA exhibition, Calgary AB
1992 Third Place FCA exhibition, Calgary AB
1991 First Place Calgary Stampede Creative Living
1991 Award winner, watercolor, Napa Valley California

Juried Exhibitions:

2009 CSPWC Open Water 2009 Leighton Center, Alberta
2006 Pastel Society of Canada National exhibition Boreart Granby, Quebec
2005 Art Fusion National FCA  exhibition Gainsborough Galleries Calgary AB
2000 Aim For The Arts International FCA exhibition Vancouver, BC
2000 Pastel Society of Canada exhibition Jenkins-Showler Gallery Whiterock, BC
1999 Pastel Society of Canada National Exhibition Galerie Monte Calm Hull, Quebec
1998 Pastel Society of Canada Exhibition Marius Barbeau Museum St. Beauce, QC
1994 Pastel Society of Canada National exhibition Art Mode Gallery Ottawa, Ontario
1991-2007 Federation of Canadian Artists,Calgary,AB and Vancouver BC

Group Exhibitions

2021 Shift Group Exhibition The Benz Gallery London Ontario

2019 Our Coast exhibition The Avenue Gallery Victoria BC

2019 40th anniversary exhibition Stephen Lowe art gallery Calgary,AB

2015 three person spring exhibition Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
2014 two person exhibition Stephen Lowe art gallery, Calgary, AB
2013 autumn exhibition Stephen Lowe Ar Gallery Calgary,AB
2012 autumn exhibition Stephen Lowe Art Gallery Calgary, AB
2012 Artist Spotlight June show Stephen Lowe art gallery Calgary AB
2011 TOSH gallery Qualicum Beach BC “Pastel by Invite”, a historical and contemporary exhibition of Canadian Pastel artists
2011  Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, three person show April 16-23, West Market Square location,Calgary
2011 Stephen Lowe Art Gallery-opening of new location in West Market Square February, Calgary
2009 Alicat Gallery fall show Bragg Creek, Alberta (exhibited at Alicat from 1998-2010)
2009 Sunshine Meadows summer show,Banff AB  (plein-air)
2009 Whyte Museum Sunshine show,Banff AB (plein-air)
2008 Featured artist fall show Alicat Gallery, Bragg Creek AB
2008 Gibson Fine Art Calgary
2008 Koyman Galleries, Ottawa
2007 Alicat Gallery Bragg Creek, Alberta
2007 Hampton Gallery, Kamloops , British Columbia
2006 Alicat Gallery Bragg Creek, Alberta
2005 Alicat Gallery Bragg Creek, Alberta
2002 Artnest Gallery Calgary, Alberta
2001 Artnest Gallery Calgary, Alberta
2000 Artnest Gallery Calgary, Alberta
2001 Hampton Gallery Kamloops, British Columbia
1999 Artnest Gallery Calgary, Alberta
1998 Artnest Gallery Calgary, Alberta
1998 Leighton Center Calgary Alberta
1997 Artnest Gallery Calgary, Alberta
1996 Artnest Gallery Calgary, Alberta
1995 Unisource Gallery Calgary, Alberta
1995 Fosbrooke Fine Arts Calgary, Alberta
1994 Fosbrooke Fine Arts Calgary, Alberta
1993 Lasting Impressions Gallery Calgary, Alberta
1992 Lasting Impressions Gallery Calgary, Alberta
1991 Lasting Impressions Gallery Calgary, Alberta

Exhibitions Solo:

2006 Artnest Gallery Calgary
2005 Artnest Gallery Calgary
2004 Artnest Gallery Calgary
2003 Artnest Gallery Calgary


1994-2010 Pastel Society of Canada
1992-2019 Federation of Canadian Artists


The Best of Canadian Pastels
International Artist
Pastel Artist International
Galleries West

Represented By:

Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary ,Alberta

The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

The Benz Gallery. London Ontario