Dale Kirschenman grew up in rural Alberta near Medicine Hat.  After many years of painting, drawing and photography  he enrolled as a full time student at the Alberta College of Art and Design, completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting (with Distinction) in 1998.

In addition to his painting practice, Dale has taught painting for the “Summer Series Program” at Red Deer College and at the Alberta College of Art and Design for their summer session. He has also facilitated painting workshops at the Leighton Centre and art appreciation tours for the City of Calgary. His paintings are present in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, as well as numerous private and corporate collections in Canada and abroad.