PASSAGES  by Christine Marin 31” x 31” acrylic on canvas

PASSAGES by Christine Marin 31” x 31” acrylic on canvas




EXHIBITION DATES October 5 to October 28 2017

One brush stroke leads to the next. When I begin a non-objective painting, I do not know where I will go. It’s a liberating, intuitive way to paint and to live.

In “Passages” I invite the viewer to take his or her own steps through the paintings. 


Chris Marin became intrigued by art after learning intuitive watercolour painting from Dorothy Clarke McClure in 1993. Over time, her interests expanded to include collage, printmaking, acrylic painting, and applying transparent underglazes to her pottery. 

One of her paintings is on the cover of “What About My Kids?” a book written to help families coping with breast cancer. Chris’s painting “Home Again” is the image in the Port Medway Lighthouse calendar for February 2018, and “My Favourite Things” was used for the IWK children’s hospital fundraising raffle. She contributes regularly to the IWK and Elderdog shows, and her paintings can be seen at The Creative Space 60 Hurontario Street Collingwood. They also hang in law offices and private collections.

Chris’s story, The Edge of Risk is included in the book, Outside of Ordinary: Women’s Travel Stories.  And her Nova Scotia treetops studio was featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Studio Magazine.

The majority of Chris’s paintings arise from the subconscious, whether she is pouring watercolours or sitting at her easel applying paint, simply responding to what she has just done with no end result in mind.

Group Shows

O Canada: for Canada's 150th (July 2017)
Visions of Toronto (August 2016)

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