"April Showers Millarville"
Lorna Dockstader, "April Showers Millarville," 2000, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24".
By Jennifer MacLeod and Shannon Heth
Lorna Dockstader was born in Edmonton and has devoted herself to painting Alberta. It is a mission that began at the age of 12. Perhaps it was the history of her family that inspired Dockstader. Her great-grandparents traveled by covered wagon to the remote Alberta plains. Dockstader has the prairies in her blood, but her work encompasses all of Alberta's diverse and visually stimulating landscapes: from the badlands to the prairies, the Rockies to the foothills, she captures Alberta with a stylized edge. The ground breaking landscape painters of the Group of Seven influence Dockstader's style. She has obtained signature status in the Federation of Canadian Artists as well as the Pastel Society of Canada. Her work is at Artnest Gallery, Glenmore Landing, and the Alicat in Bragg Creek.