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Chris MacClure - Golden Cactus Studio

Golden Cactus Studio
Summerland Art Group
Peachland Art Group
Penticton Summer School
Port Kells Art Group

a " Romantic Realist" painter 1943/

Chris is always looking for that authentic gesture or moment in everything. His paintings are an expression of his "Romantic Realist" view of life, not crafty nor painterly.
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 occurred 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. 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 collectors include, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, James Whitmore, mezzo soprano Frederica Von Stade, drag racing legend Don Prud'Homme , Bill Clinton, Pepsi Co. New York and the Ford Motor Co. of Detroit and the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
He is the the founder of "International Artist Day" A special day held worldwide every Oct 25th to honour all artists. As a international Canadian artist Chris spends his time in Cabo San Lucas for some of the winter months and is in White Rock/Surrey BC Canada when not on tour.
www.internationalartistday.com www.facebook.com/I.A.D.Official

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