Painting at Mount Assiniboine, British Columbia, September 5th, 2007

I was born at the tail end of the baby boom in Toronto, Canada. There I attended a high school like the one in the old TV program FAME where I was taught classical basics. Figure drawing with a live, nude model was a daily event. After a few years as a commercial artist I found myself on the path of becoming a fine art painter. I have the good fortune to travel to amazing places around the globe. Closer to home I am blessed with expeditions in the Canadian Rockies, to locales so beautiful I think my heart may explode. My reverence for nature runs deep and I thrive with the support of a great husband. Through my painting I get to share the joy in my life with others.

                Painting at Lake Oesa, September 22nd, 2005                             Painting at Beacon Hill Park, June 3rd, 2007

1948             Mary Alice Saltiel born September 13th, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1962 - 66      Studied art at The Art Centre, Central Technical School, Toronto.  A student of Canadian icon Doris McCarthy, on staff there for 40 

1966 - 69      Commercial artist for Irwin Toy Ltd., Toronto - designing and hand cutting pro-film, for the silk-screen printing of souvenir items; 

                     pennants, t-shirts, tea towels.
1969             Married Bill Marshall, September 13th and commenced an extended honeymoon in Europe    
1969 - 70      Lived in Brighton, England.  Worked as a commercial artist and exhibited on Bayswater Road in London
1970 - 72      Back in Toronto, resumed work at Irwin Toy
1972             Drove across Canada looking for a new home in the west.  Found it, September 9th, at Banff, Alberta
1973             Created the company SALTIEL ORIGINALS and began wholesaling reproductions 
of my artwork
1975             Denise Saltiel Marshall born in Banff, March 6th
1976             Bill became an Park Ranger.  First posting, commencing July, at Chain Lakes Provincial

                     Park, west of Nanton, Alberta
1978             Laura Anne Marshall born in High River, January 1st.
1980             Bill was transferred to Wabamun Lake Provincial Park, west of Edmonton
1981             Bill transferred to Bow Valley Provincial Park and was later promoted to Chief Park Ranger, Central Kananaskis District, we lived in 

                     park housing at all three locations before we ...
1986             Bought a home and moved into town - Canmore, Alberta
2008             Bought a character home in and moved to Claresholm, Alberta

2017             Missed the mountains, our community of friends and the artistic stimulation, so 
                     we moved back to Canmore! 

Working on the paintings for WILD!   April, 2008


2008            WILD! solo exhibition of the world's wildcats, The Avens Gallery, Canmore,  
2007            SALTIEL, New Works, solo exhibition, The Avens Gallery, Canmore
2006            COAST to COAST, Canada, solo exhibition, The Avens Gallery, Canmore, 

2005            BOTH WORLDS, Canada and France, solo exhibition, The Avens Gallery,
                    Canmore, Alberta
2004            A MONTH IN PROVENCE, solo exhibition, The Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
2003            UNDER THE INFLUENCE, French Impressions, solo exhibition, The Avens 

                    Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
2002            NEW WORKS, solo exhibition, The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge

2001            THE ROCKIES, solo exhibition, The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, 
2000            AIM FOR ARTS, International Art Exhibition, 210 paintings selected from
                    1390 submissions, Vancouver, B.C.
1997            ROUTES WITHOUT LIMITS; 25 years of painting in Alberta, retrospective
                    solo exhibition, Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta
1997            THE ALICE and BILL SHOW, Impressions of Nepal and Bali, Canmore
                    Public Library Art Gallery, Canmore, Alberta

1996            SPIRIT of the BADLANDS, solo exhibition, The Royal Tyrrell Museum, 

                    Drumheller, Alberta
1995            MOUNTAIN INTIMACY, solo exhibition, Mountain Avens Gallery, Canmore, 

1994            REFRAMING THE LANDSCAPE, Columbia Icefield Expedition, invitational 

                    group exhibition, Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta
1994            ALICE IN BADLAND, solo exhibition, New Image Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1988            SALTIEL, first solo exhibition, Trails West Galleries, Calgary, Alberta  


Alberta Society of Artists - since 1990
The Federation of Canadian Artists - since 1986
       - awarded senior initial status (highest level of membership) in 1988
       - Calgary Chapter President 1991 - 1993
Canmore Art Guild - since 1981
       - Awarded Life Membership in 1998
       - President 1986 - 1987
Board of Trustees, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta 1994 - 1997



2010       Bow Lake; Wellspring of Art Jane Lytton Gooch.  My oil painting Crowfoot
Through the Looking Glass is featured on the cover
2007       Mount Assiniboine: Images in Art, Jane Lytton Gooch
2005       An Alberta Art Chronicle - Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art, Mary
               Beth Lavoilette
2003       Artists of the Rockies - Inspiration of Lake O'Hara, Jane Lytton Gooch
2000       The Alberta Society of Artists, The First Seventy Years, Kathy E. Zimon,
               University of Calgary Press
2000       International Artist Magazine, Master Painters of the World, Canada
April/May issue
1997       Unicef Corporate Christmas Card Collection
1995       The Alpine Journal, The Alpine Club of Canada


1994, 1995, 1997, 1998    Leighton Studios, The Banff Centre for the Arts
1995, 1997, 1998, 1999    Gushul Studio, Blairmore, Alberta
                                              Administered by the University of Lethbridge


Alberta Energy Company, Calgary
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Alberta Hospital, Ponoka
Alpine Club of Canada, Canmore
Banff Caribou Lodge - commission 1993
Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton
Fortune Industries, Calgary
Mannix Group, Calgary
Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff - commission 1996
Sunshine Village, Banff - Purchase Award 1987
University of Lethbridge
Whyte Museum, Banff

Yorkton Securities, Calgary



  1. This is my aunt I'm so proud of u aunt Alice love you 💞

    1. I have a question , I bought some second hand.. Hand painting done on felt with a male and female lion head that were painted in '71 , they have gold frames. Are they your work? The last name is signed on it , I can send you pictures of need be

    2. Thanks for emailing the images. As my email reply has likely reached you by now you know that they are indeed mine. I neglected to ask me where you live and exactly where did you purchase them? Cheers!