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Christopher Gorey was born and educated in the United States and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art. After numerous painting excursions to Atlantic Canada he moved to the small coastal village of Ingonish on Cape Breton Island to take up painting full time. He still resides there with his wife Lynn.
His career flourished quickly with solo and group exhibitions across North America. In 1981 and again in 1987, Mr. Gorey’s One Dollar Commemorative coin designs were chosen by the Royal Canadian Mint to be produced in silver. His paintings have won awards at La Societe canadienne de l’aquarelle, QC, The Watercolour Art Society of Houston, TX, The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolour, NY, among others.
Mr. Gorey works in oil and watercolour and his paintings, which reflect a feeling of light and texture, not only depict the people and landscape of his adopted Cape Breton but other areas of Eastern Canada as well. “Capturing the way light envelopes objects has always fascinated me. Whether it is the warm light filtering over a landscape in the late afternoon or the somber cool light of a rainy day, my subject matter will always be the light.”