Altitude Art & Custom Framing 11A Elizabeth Street
Okotoks, AB, T1S 1B7
Phone: 403.995.9983
Chris MacClure

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.  From scenes of the famous Hotel California, in Todos Santos, Cabo Wabo Cantina ,Cabo San Lucas, Baja, a monk arranging flowers in a monastery 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.

                  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, 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 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

Over the years Chris has run a few co-op gallery/studios as well as a two year art fund raiser, probably the largest in Vancouver , British Columbia Canada for the   "Child Foundation"  with Hon. Grace Mc Carthy.  He also is  the founder of "International Artist Day"  A special day held worldwide each Oct 25th to honor all artists.

               As a international Canadian artist Chris spends his time as a  Cabo San Lucas artist in  Baja, Mexico  for some of the  winter months and is a White Rock  B.C. Canada artist in the summer when not on tour

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Contact Altitude Art Gallery for more information and to view the following works and more...

Altitude Art Gallery Orca Run

12 x 9

Original Oil
Mt Baker Morning

10 x 8

Altitude Art Gallery
Altitude Art Gallery South of Saint Donat

20 x 24

Original Oil
Mt Baker

11 x 14

Altitude Art Gallery