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



     CHRIS MACCLURE  1943-                  


Chris, a Canadian 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 Prince William & Kate the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge  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



  • 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 BC Research  (Triumf)
  • 1974 Gallery One Show  Vancouver
  • 1974 P.N.E., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 1974 Shakespear Festival Stanly Park Artist.
  • 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 Four Seasons Hotel Fine Art Show  Vancouver
  • 1978 Art Circle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1978 Studio Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C. Canada
  • 1979 Gallery 27 Surrey BC
  • 1982 Chilliwack Art Gallery, B.C., Canada
  • 1982 PNE Prize Home Artist Vancouver
  • 1983 Grosvenor Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • 1983 Atelier Academy Studio  White Rock BC
  • 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, Vancouver BC
  • 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
  • 1993 Grouse Mountain Lodge Solo Art Exhibit
  • 1994 Bronze Rooster, Kelowna, B.C. Canada 
  • 1994 Child Foundation Art Show Waterfront Hotel Vancouver
  • 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
  • 1997 Golden Cactus Gallery  Cabo San Lucas Mx to
  • 2000 Westin Regina Resort Art Show Grand Ballroom  Cabo Mx
  • 2008 Hotel California Todos Santos Baja Mx
  • 2010 Old Town Gallery  San Jose del Cabo Mx
  • 2013 International Artist day Show White Rock BC Canada
  • 2015 TCU Arts Center Saskatoon, Sask
  • 2016 TCUArts Center Saskatoon, Sask.
  • 2016 Dongying City Art Gallery, Dongying, China
  • 2017 Old Town Gallery  San Jose del Cabo Baja
  • 2018 Picture This Gallery Sherwood Park AB Mini Show
  • 2019 Golden Cactus Gallery White Rock BC Canada
  • 2020  Art Couture Gallery  White Rock BC Canada
  • 2022  Tutt Street Gallery Kelowna 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