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Phyllis Dorman, NOAA

Phyllis Dorman, Water Colour Artist


Phyllis Dorman grew up in eastern Ontario, relocating and settling in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  Art has been a life-long pursuit for her and she has experimented in various mediums including: watercolours, oils, acrylic inks, acrylic paints, mixed medium, and stained glass. Although she has practiced her diverse artistic interests throughout her life, she began painting full-time in watercolours in 2002, and began exhibiting her work professionally shortly thereafter.

Classically, Ms. Dorman was known for her landscapes, where she is able to channel the scenic beauty of northern Ontario into her artistic work. However, more recently her art has moved toward the abstract with a component of realism and she has received four awards recognizing her talent in this area. 

Phyllis has attended many workshops over the years and has trained with renowned artists: Helga Flower, and Linda Szabo. In addition to pursuing knowledge, Phyllis is also willing to share her talents: she has taught several art classes.

Ms. Dorman is a member of the Algoma Art Society in Sault Ste. Marie and maintains a studio, where she works. She is a recognized local artist who generously donates her time to the development of community artists in the city, in addition to her pursuit of painting. 

Her work has been featured locally, nationally and internationally.

Articles / Interviews • Negative painting…Positive results. February 25th, 2017. The Sault Star.

Art Class Topics • Yupo • Watercolour • Abstract Painting • Negative Painting • Collage / Mixed Medium • Ink 

To view a UTube Video on "Delicious Art" click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=LrT8JVFyLlw&app=desktop


2018: Painting entitled "Under the Deck" accepted in the 62nd NOAA, as this was Phyllis's 7th piece accepted, she received her NOAA letters

2017: Painting entitled "Dessert" accepted in the 61st NOAA

2016: Painting entitled "Golden Pond" accepted in the 60th NOAA

2016: Artists Choice Purchase Award sponsored by Central Savings Bank - Spring Blooms

2015: Painting entitled "Dessert" won second prize in Winter Festival of Art (Theme - Delicious Art) at Art Gallery of Algoma

2015: Painting entitled "Watcher" accepted in 59th NOAA

2014: Painting entitled "Beginnings" accepted in 58th NOAA

2010-2011 WON: NOAA - Coldwell Banker’s Pine Lakes Realty Award for “Musical Metamorphosis” (touring)

2010 WON: LaCloche Art Show - Honourable Mention for “Waltz of the Flowers”


2010-2011 ACCEPTED IN: Juried Exhibition for the 54th Annual Northern Ontario Art Association

2010 ACCEPTED IN: Juried Exhibition for the 33rd Annual Lacloche Art Show

2010 ACCEPTED IN: Juried Exhibition for the Olive Craig Gallery

2009 ACCEPTED IN: Juried Exhibition for the 53rd Annual Northern Ontario Art Association


2010 ACCEPTED IN: Exhibition for Synesthesia Art Show

2009 ACCEPTED IN: Juried Exhibition for the 46th Annual Bon Soo Art Show

2008 ACCEPTED IN: The Fall Festival of the Arts

2008 ACCEPTED IN: Juried Exhibition for the 45th Annual Bon Soo Art Show

Support and Resources

City of Sault Ste. Marie Art Gallery of AlgomaSault Area Arts Council  Northern Ontario Arts Association Arts Council of Sault Ste Marie