Artist Chris MacClure

Biography of
Chris MacClure

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CREDENTIALS

Chris MacClure, 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.”

CREDENTIALS:

EDUCATION:
– Sir George University (Concordia) Fine Arts in Montreal Canada
– Emily Carr School of Art & Design in Vancouver Canada

PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
His works have been exhibited across Canada, the US, Mexico and Hong Kong. Numerous paintings of his may be found in many corporate collections worldwide. Some collectors include,  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 ,

ASSOCIATIONS:
Founder of “International Artist Day”
Member of “International Society of Acrylic Painters”  and the  “Allied Artists of America”

TECHNIQUE:
Chris is always looking for that authentic gesture or defining moment in the subject matter of his work. The paintings reflect his “Romantic Realist” view of life, not crafty nor painterly.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 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

CORPORATE

  • 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
Afternoon Light - Chris MacClure
Road Less Traveled - Chris MacClure
Not Lost - Chris MacClure
Summertime - Chris MacClure