Chris MacClure- Romantic Realism
Chris MacClure - Golden Cactus Studio - Listed Canadian Artist 1943-



     Chris MacClure 1943-     Founder of International Artist Day Oct 25 yearly           


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, 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  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 honor  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






2024   Gallery 1710 Delta  Group Show  Oil & Water

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 




  • 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

        Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC Canada

        Delta Paints  Whittier Ca,

        Rollrite  Michigan USA