Just off the coat tails of his hugely successful, sold-out "4 Portraits and a Landscape" exhibit at Angell Gallery this fall, Dorland is already feeling boxed-in his 3000 square foot studio. Dorland's work is characterized by broad strokes that cut across his canvases. He's primarily inspired by two things: Canadian spaces and his wife. Both are recurring themes in his abstract body of work.
Dorland completed his BFA at Emily Carr in 1998 and his MFA at York in 2003. His work has appeared in several galleries across North America and is part of several international collections including, most recently the Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal collections.