Dale Shutt is a visual artist living on Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Quebec, Canada in the Ottawa River, west of Ottawa/Gatineau. Her principal medium is painting on silk, a medium that allows her freedom to create wall hangings and framed paintings as well as sculptures. In recent years she has taken up printmaking. As well as printing on paper she has developed a unique technique of printing on hand painted silk.
She is a founding member of the Pontiac Artists’ Association and the Pontiac School of the Arts. In 2004 she illustrated the book «Trap Axe and Plough, The Settlement of the Pontiac». In 2006 she was invited to participate in an art/nature symposium in Petit-Nation, Québec, where she completed her first outdoor land art project. Dale’s work has been exhibited throughout Ontario and Québec and internationally in Nagoya, Japan and St. Petersburg, Russia. She has twice won the Artists’ Choice award at an exhibition in Ontario. She has taught silk painting through Algonquin College Continuing Education Program at the Mississippi Mills School of Art, The Pontiac School of the Arts, through the Québec Culture in Education program and at private workshops in her studio.