Dale Kirschenman grew up the Sandy Point area near Medicine Hat, Alberta. He studied painting at The Alberta College of Art and Design and graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting.
Kirschenman explores landscape in a variety of styles ranging from realism to abstraction. Having grown up on the Canadian prairies, many of his paintings illustrate the vastness of the land, the limitless horizon and the overarching dome of the sky. Weather events like chinooks and thunder storms along with the drama of foothills and mountains of Alberta are ubiquitous in his early work. His current paintings have progressed to the point of abstract expressionism inspired by landscape.
In addition to his painting practice, Dale has taught painting classes for the “Summer Series Program” at Red Deer College and plein air painting at the Alberta College of Art and Design. He has facilitated painting workshops at the Leighton Centre and art appreciation tours for the City of Calgary. He also facilitates a weekly workshop for a group of painters in his home studio.
Dale Kirschenman is represented by The Edge Gallery in Canmore, Rowles and Co. Gallery in Edmonton and The Gust Gallery in Waterton. His paintings are present in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Civic Art Collection of the City of Calgary as well as numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, the U.S.A. Living and working in Calgary, the surrounding landscapes continue to influence and inspire his painting and photography.