Chris MacClure

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Chris MacClure

Chris, a Canadian Romantic Realist Fine Art Painter, is always looking for that authentic gesture or timeless moment. His paintings are an expression of his “Romantic Realist” view of life. Chris’ engaging style is evident in his perfected usage of color changes and natural compositions found in nature.

Born to an artistic family in St. John, N B, on the east coast of Canada, Chris was surrounded by the arts. His father was a jazz musician and mother a playwright, His grandfather was an illustrator, so it never occurred to Chris that he couldn’t do it. He assumed everyone was an artist.

During his travels he attended Sir George University (Concordia) Fine Arts in Montreal Canada and the Emily Carr School of Art & Design in Vancouver Canada. His works have been exhibited across Canada, the USA and Mexico and China.

His art has found its way into the collections of John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, James Whitmore, mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade, drag racing legend Don Prud’Homme , Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin, Pepsi Co. and the Ford Motor Co. of Detroit and recently Prince William & Kate the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge At Kensington Palace England.

Chris is the founder of “International Artist Day”, a worldwide day celebrated each Oct 25th to honor the contributions made by all artists to humanity. Chris is a member of the “Allied Artists of America.”


  • 1968 Place Royale Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1970 North Van Art Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 1970 Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 1971 Western Art Circle, Oakridge, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 1972 Shakespearean Festival, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 1973 American Portraitists, New Orleans, U.S.A.
  • 1973 Attic Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1974 Great Western Artists, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A
  • 1974 P.N.E., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 1975 The Gallery – Four Seasons, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 1976 Great Western Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 1977 Art Circle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1977 Gallery One, Kamloops. B.C., Canada
  • 1977 P.N.E., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 1978 Richard Beard Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 1978 Art Circle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1978 Studio Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C. Canada
  • 1982 Chilliwack Art Gallery, B.C., Canada
  • 1983 Grosvenor Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 1984 Art Circle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1985 CKNW Orphans Fund, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 1985 Rocky Mountain Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1985 Rocky Mountain Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1987 Leafill Gallery, Victoria, B.C. Canada
  • 1991 Cavalier Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 1992 Glasgow-Kirkpatrick Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 1993 Grand Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C., Canada
  • 1993 Victoria Convention Centre, Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • 1993 C.C.C. Wanchai, Hong Kong
  • 1994 Bronze Rooster, Kelowna, B.C. Canada
  • 1994 Grail Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • 1995 Splash Exposition, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 1995 Adele Campbell, Whistler, B.C., Canada
  • 1995 Bronze Rooster, Kelowna, B.C., Canada
  • 1997 Golden Cactus Gallery Cabo San Lucas Mx to
  • 2010 Old Town Gallery San Jose del Cabo Mx
  • 2013 Arts Center Saskatoon, Sask
  • 2014 Arts Center Saskatoon, Sask.
  • 2016 Dongying Art Gallery, Dongying, China
  • 2017 Old Town Gallery San Jose del Cabo Baja


  • London Scottish Oil Corp., London, England
  • Canadian Tungsten Corp., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • PAC Industries Ltd., Colorado, U.S.A
  • Pepsico, Purchase, New York, U.S.A
  • Ford Motors, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A
  • Bond Street International, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • Jay Leno, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
  • Darcy Rota, Canucks, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • B.C. Research Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • Thorne Riddel Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • Laser Works Canada Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Soundaire Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Harley Davidson, Milwaukee, U.S.A
  • B.C. Wildlife Federation, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Ernst and Whinney, Bermuda
  • Con pro Associes Ltee. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • B.C. Trade Commission, Taipei, China
  • Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C. Canada
  • City of White Rock, White Rock, B.C. Canada