Doris McCarthy is recognized as one of the leading landscape painters to have worked in Canada pioneering the role she played for female landscape artists. She was also an educator and a seasoned traveler but it was Canada that figured most often in her work and affections. Her work is striking, sublime and acclaimed in Canadian art history. It is also her approach, her pursuit of adventure, art and learning that survives her as an exemplar for artists today. Among her numerous achievements was induction into both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.