Artist Chris MacClure

Biography of
Chris MacClure

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Chris, a Canadian Poetic Romantic Realist Fine Art Painter, is always looking for that authentic gesture or timeless moment. His poetic paintings are an expression of his “Romantic Realist” view of life.

Born to an artistic family in St. John, NB, on the east coast of Canada, Chris was surrounded by the arts. His father was a jazz musician and his 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 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  William & Kate the Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales   At Kensington Palace England

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

One of the founding artists of:

  • Stanley Park   Artist Circle   Vancouver BC 1971
  • Artists Walk   Promenade White Rock BC 1990
  • Artist Night       San Jose del Cabo Baja Mexico



2023   Golden Cactus Studio/Gallery White Rock BC Canada
2022   GS & CO Gallery  Surrey BC Canada
2022  Tutt Street Gallery Kelowna Canada
2020  Surrey Art Gallery Permanent Collection Goup Show  “Where Have We Been”
2020  Art Couture Gallery  White Rock BC Canada
2019 Golden Cactus Gallery White Rock BC Canada
2018 Picture This Gallery Sherwood Park AB Mini Show
2017 Old Town Gallery  San Jose del Cabo Baja
2016 TCUArts Center Saskatoon, Sask.
2016 Dongying City Art Gallery, Dongying, China
2015 TCU Arts Center Saskatoon, Sask
2013 International Artist day Show White Rock BC Canada
2010 Old Town Gallery  San Jose del Cabo Mx
2008 Hotel California Todos Santos Baja Mx
2000 Westin Regina Resort Art Show Grand Ballroom  Cabo Mx
1997 Golden Cactus Gallery  Cabo San Lucas Mx to
1995 Splash Exposition, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
1995 Bronze Rooster, Kelowna, B.C., Canada
1995 Adele Campbell, Whistler, B.C., Canada
1994 Grail Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada
1994 Child Foundation Art Show Waterfront Hotel Vancouver
1994 Bronze Rooster, Kelowna, B.C. Canada
1993 Victoria Convention Centre, Victoria, B.C., Canada
1993 Grouse Mountain Lodge Solo Art Exhibit
1993 Grand Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C., Canada
1993 C.C.C. Wanchai, Hong Kong
1992 Glasgow-Kirkpatrick Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
1991 Cavalier Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
1987 Leafill Gallery, Victoria, B.C. Canada
1985 Rocky Mountain Gallery, Vancouver BC
1985 Rocky Mountain Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1985 CKNW Orphans Fund, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
1984 Art Circle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1983 Grosvenor Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1983 Atelier Academy Studio  White Rock BC
1982 PNE Prize Home Artist Vancouver
1982 Chilliwack Art Gallery, B.C., Canada
1979 Gallery 27 Surrey BC
1978 Studio Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C. Canada
1978 Richard Beard Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
1978 Four Seasons Hotel Fine Art Show  Vancouver
1978 Art Circle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1977 P.N.E., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
1977 Gallery One, Kamloops. B.C., Canada
1977 Art Circle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1976 Great Western Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1975 The Gallery – Four Seasons, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1974 Shakespear Festival Stanly Park Artist.
1974 P.N.E., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
1974 Great Western Artists, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A
1974 Gallery One Show  Vancouver
1974 BC Research  (Triumf)
1973 Attic Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1973 American Portraitists, New Orleans, U.S.A.
1972 Shakespearean Festival, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1971 Western Art Circle, Oakridge, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1970 Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1970 North Van Art Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1968 Place Royale Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Prairie Moon - Chris MacClure
Prairie Magic - Chris MacClure
Still Standing - Chris MacClure
Elegance - Chris MacClure