• Colours of Alberta
  • Lake Louise
  • Lake O'Hara
  • Lake O'Hara #4
  • Leighton Meadow
  • Looking East, Highwood Pass
  • Sargent's Rock, Lake O'Hara
  • Winter at the Weaselhead

Dorothy Chisholm, SCA

Specializing in plein air painting in oils and pastels, Dorothy’s colourful landscapes convey her feelings for the outdoors, whether in Canada or abroad.   Mainly self-taught, she has attended workshops with prominent artists in Western Canada and the Maritimes, the U.S.A., Scotland, England and France.   Painting outside in all weathers, she attempts to convey a sense of place in her work and reproduce the beauty of each season.

Born in Invergordon, Scotland, Dorothy is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, a member of the Oil Painters of America, Pastel Artists Canada, the Leighton Art Foundation and the Visual Arts Association of Alberta.



Oil Painters of America, 2006 National Exhibition, Missoula, MT

Federation Gallery, Vancouver, 2006 Spontaneity Exhibition

Leighton Art Foundation, 2005 Textures of the Land Exhibition

Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, Bow Lake, “Source 2003”, the Year of Water

Oil Painters of America, 2001 Regional Juried Exhibition, Springville, Utah

Whyte Museum, Banff, 2001 “Mount Rundle” Exhibition

Calgary Artweek 1995, “Fata Morgana” Exhibition



Alliance Francaise, Calgary October, 1999

Mountainesque Gallery, Canmore March, 1999

Station Gallery, Okotoks June, 1997

Unisource Gallery, Calgary May, 1997


2004-2006 – Editions Magazin’ Art Bienniale of Canadian Artists

1999-Present – editions Canadian Art Sales Index

2003 – Collector’s Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction

2003 – May 13 – The Calgary Sunday Sun

2000 – Mountainesque Gallery ad in fall edition of Magazin’ Art

1999 – Sept. Wild Life, East Kootenay Weekly and Fernie Free Press

1998 – Athabasca Glacier” on loan to Disney Corp for movie Mystery Alaska

1997 – Alberta Treasury Branch desk calendar month of March

1996 – Neil Patterson Award, FCA Bow Valley Square Exhibition

1995 – August 17 – Calgary Herald Neighbours

1994 – Juror’s First Choice “To the Foothills”, Art Horizons Exhibition



Brewster Transportation, Banff, Alberta;  Canadian Tire Corp., Toronto;  CP Hotels - Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta;  El Paso Gas Marketing, Fortune Industries Ltd., the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Calgary, Alberta;  Marriott Three Sisters Resort, Canmore, Alberta;  Town of Hokaido, Japan, the University of Lethbridge - Coutts Collection.



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P.O. Box 73133, RPO Woodbine
Calgary, AB, CANADA
T2W 6E4
Tel: 403-615-1637
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