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

        

         
   

                      Chris a Canadian  White Rock Romantic Realist Fine Art Painter in BC   is always looking for that authenic gesture or moment in everythiing. His paintings are an exspression of his "Romantic Realist" view of life, not crafty nor painterly.  From scenes of the famous Hotel California, in Todos Santos, Cabo Wabo Cantina ,Cabo San Lucas, Baja, a monk arranging flowers in a monestery in Hong Kong, a classical pianist or a vintage clothing shop, Chris's engaging style is evident in his perfected usage of the illusive color changes and natural compositions. Using landscapes as a language, Chris incorporates imagery and symbolism to his art to reflect his own unique expression. Chris started as a Stanley Park artist in Vancouver

                  Born into an artistic family in St. John, New Brunswick on the east coast of Canada, Chris was surrounded by the arts from a young age. His father was a jazz musician and mother a playwright, His grandfather was an illustrator, so it never occured to him that he couldn't do it. He assumed everyone was an artist.

                  This sense of inner confidence has taken Chris to places and studios around the world for more than 40 years, offering him a wide range of opportunities to hone his skills and mediums. 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 US, Mexico and Hong Kong.

Numerous paintings of his may be found in many corporate collections worldwide.

Some of his art has found their 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  Prince William & Kate the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

             Over the years Chris has run a few co-op gallery/studios , he also is  the founder of "International Artist Day"  A special day held worldwide each Oct 25th to honor all artists. www.internationalartistday.com

Also Chris is one of the founding members of the San Jose del Cabo Art Walk in Baja Mexico every Thursday night.

               As an international Canadian artist Chris spends his time as a  White Rock Artist in  B.C. Canada   when not on tour.

                                       VIDEO OF CHRIS  In My Own Words  #1

Chris has a  membership in        "Allied Artists of America"

 

 

 

THE PAINTER

I stand as a conductor, brush in hand Applying the rainbow best I can.

Storms must come, the rage beset, Not crystallized of you as yet. Gently you arrive, the light most bright,

From the swirl and darkness of the fight. At last I have freed you, beloved one, Your radiance flowing, like the sun.

Out of the canvas you arrive, My second love, materialized. This love and the first are sisters of grace, And each in my heart have their place 

Often I try and sometimes I dare, To create my own love affair.

Chris MacClure

 

extended bio

 

Exhibitions

  • 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

COLLECTORS

Bill Clinton, Washington D.C., U.S.A
Boris Yeltsin, Moscow, Russia

James Whitmore, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
John Travolta, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
Kirstie Alley, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

Jay Leno, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

Sarah Mclachlan, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Darcy Rota, Canucks, Vancouver, B.C. 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
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