Christine Montague Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Christine Montague
Live in: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Artworks for sale: 70.00
Christine Montague Artist Bio:
Christine Montague is a professional award winning visual artist known for her portraiture, figurative landscape art, and polar bear oil paintings. Why polar bears? The character and spirit of the bears, their high intelligence (think dolphin), their solitary lifestyle, excellent mothering skills, their place in our world, and the very landscape they wander in, embodies all that I have tried to represent in my other artworks - spirit, character, intelligence, personality, solitude without loneliness, discovery, mindfulness, joy, beauty, escape. Travels to the Canadian arctic (Iqaluit & Cape Dorset in Nunavut) and subarctic (Churchill,Manitoba, Canada - polar bear capital of the world) and my stay at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (Churchill, Manitoba, Canada), furthered my education and wonder for these magnificent bears and the magical landscape ( and skyscape - the northern lights). Polar bears are definitely a "canary in the coal mine" symbol of climate change and my polar bear paintings often symbolize this potential for great loss as their numbers reduce. The effect vanishing ice has on the survival of the polar bear resulted in my series such as the "Sink Swim Series". But other works simply pay tribute to this wonder animal in its magical, mysterious environment of frozen plain, icy cliffs, endless tundra and spiritual magical lights. I am a self representing artist with over 10 years experience in owning an open studio/ gallery in an arts destination. Primarily I sell my art online, portraits, figurative work, and now polar bear paintings are in collections in Canada, U.S.A., Great Britain and Bermuda. My paintings have been in over 50 shows, many of them juried. My artist studio is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I live in the GTA with my husband, children, and two cats (one is named "Bear"), and a growing "celebration" of imaginary polar bears.