Christopher Gorey


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    Christopher Gorey


    Acrylic 9 x 12

    Catching the Flight by Christopher Gorey was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the August 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.




    Christopher Gorey is a well-known Nova Scotia watercolour and oil painter. His work, mainly traditional, depicts the beautiful light and landscape of Northern Cape Breton as well as other locales. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada and is the designer of the 1981 and 1987 Canadian commemorative Silver Dollars. His work has won awards at La Societe canadienne de l’aquarelle, the Watercolor Art Society of Houston and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolor. He is a signature member of the the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and La Societe canadienne de l’aquarelle (SCA).


    Mr. Gorey’s paintings can be found in the collections of Anne Murray, The Nova Scotia Art Bank, Seneca College and Acadia University Art Galleries. He currently exhibits at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Halifax, NS,  Colouratura Gallery, Indian Brook, NS, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney, NS and  Victoria County Creates, Baddeck, NS. He resides in Ingonish, Cape Breton with his wife Lynn. The Goreys have two children and two grandchildren.



    Hudson High School, Hudson, MA, U.S.A.  Graduated in 1968

    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, U.S.A.             

    Graduated in 1972, B.S.ED.


    Teaching Positions:

     Cape Breton University, Drawing and Painting instructor, 1977-81.

     PAINTS Visiting artist.

     Conducted  numerous Watercolor and Art Workshops throughout Canada


    Solo Exhibitions:

    • 2011 - Jo Beale Gallery, Peggy’s Cove, NS 
    • 2011 - AGNS Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Halifax, NS   
    • 1989 - Central Place Galleries, Bangor, ME, U.S.A.   
    • 1986, 2007 - St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS           
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    Group Exhibitions:

    • 2020 - CSPWC-NWS Joint exhibition, Canada, USA
    • 2014, 2016 - PLANS exhibition, “Capture, Nova Scotia Realism              
    • 2009 - CSPWC Atlantic Showcase, STFX Art Gallery, Antigonish, NS 
    • 2008 -  Exposition ARE-SCA Reims 2008, Reims, France 
    • 2004 - “Atlantic Watercolour Showcase”, Govt. House, Halifax, NS   

    • 2004, 2006,2007 - CSPWC  “Open Water” Exhibition, Toronto, ON 

    • 2004 - “Atlantic Watercolour Showcase”, Govt. House, Halifax, NS

    • 2003 - “Acadia Collects”, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS 
    • 2002 - Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Halifax, NS     
    • 2001, 2005 - Adirondacks Watercolor Society, Old Forge, NY, USA
    • 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2998 - Societe Canadienne de l’Aquarelle, Montreal, QC
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    • 2019 - Bold  Brush   online art competition, Outstanding Acrylic 
    • 2016, 2016 - Bold Brush online Art Competition Finalist 
    • 2005 - Ambience Award,  La Societe canadienne de l’aquarelle. Montreal, QC 
    • 2004 - 2nd Prize, La Societe canadienne de l’aquarelle, Montreal, QC
    • 2001 - Brodock Award, Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolor, Old Forge, NY, USA
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    Royal Canadian Mint: Ottawa, ON.  Designer of the 1981 and 1987 Commemorative Silver Dollars. 


    Professional Affiliations:                 

    • Canadian Artist’s Representation  Maritimes (CARFAC Maritimes)
    • Canadian Artist’s Representation Copyright Collective (CARCC)
    • Canadian Society of  Painters in Watercolour  (CSPWC)  Signature member
    • La Societe canadienne de l’aquarelle  (SCA)  Signature Member


    Collections: (Public)

    • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
    • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
    • Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS
    • Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
    • Nova Scotia Art Bank, Halifax, NS
    • Seneca College, Toronto, ON
    • Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PE
    • Centennial Museum, Vancouver, BC
    • New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB


    Collections: (Corporate)

    • Texaco Canada
    • Shell Canada
    • Husky Oil
    • Dominion Foundry & Steel Company
    • Ultramar Canada
    • Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
    • Chevron Canada Resources
    • Maritime Tel & Tel, Aliant

    • Pacific Western Airlines
    • Max Bell Foundation
    • Amoco Canada
    • Atlantic Lottery Corporation
    • Ontario Chapter: College of Family Physicians

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    Represented by:

    • Victoria County Creates, Baddeck, NS
    • Cape Breton Center for Craft & Design, Sydney, NS
    • Salty Roses and Periwinkle Café, Ingonish, NS
    • Colouratura Gallery, Indian Brook, NS
    • Teichert Gallery, AGNS Art Sales &, Halifax, NS



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