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 Chris Mac Clure  (1943 - )

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Lived/Active: Canada/Mexico      Known for: automobile, figure, landscape, mural painting

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As a romantic painter, Chris captures the essence of timelessness in nature. This love is expressed in living colors, and the hues and tones of his paintings give applause to the on-going miracle. They are an invitation to others to feel the same peace and harmony, which only this rapport with nature can give.

Fascinated by the subtleties of nature, Chris paintings are an expression of his romantic view of life and usually reflect the environment he is in. From scenes of the Hotel California, in Todos Santos, Baja, a monk arranging flowers in a monastery in Hong Kong, a classical pianist or a vintage clothing shop, Chris style is evident in his usage of the illusive color changes and natural compositions. Using landscapes as a language, Chris incorporates imagery and symbolism in his art to reflect his own unique expression.

Born into an artistic family on the east coast of Canada, Chris was surrounded by the arts from a young age. "My father was a jazz musician and mother was a playwright. My grandfather was also an illustrator, so it never occurred to me that I couldnt do it. I assumed everyone was an artist."

This sense of inner confidence has taken Chris to places and studios around the world for more than 30 years, giving him a wide range of opportunities to hone his skills and mediums. During his travels, he attended Sir George Williams University in Montreal and the Emily Carr School of Design in Vancouver, B.C. His works have been exhibited across Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Hong Kong and his paintings can be found in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide.

Some collectors include, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, James Whitmore, Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin, Pepsi Co., and the Ford Motor Corporation of Detroit, which had, for the first time, licensed an artist to publish limited edition art pieces. This series, by Chris, is officially titled THE FORD COLLECTION.

He was first published in 1981 and since that time, has had numerous limited edition prints. Chris also has had many solo and group exhibitions over the last thirty years.

"Art, I believe, is high creative play. A combination of wisdom, experience and innocence. By this, all people have the ability to express themselves. The extent of that inspired expression, will be according to each ones awareness. To be an artist is to be a pioneer. While education gives you the direction, living the life of an artist gives you the inspiration. ART IS ROMANCE."

Chris currently paints and resides in Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico, when not on personal tour.

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