Christine Montague is an award winning realism painter known for beautiful, emotional, & sometimes haunting polar bear oil paintings. Through her polar bear portraiture she creates a connection to the wonder of the bears, nature, and climate change. Christine accepts commissions. She is based in Mississauga (Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, Canada.
When polar bears were listed on the Species At Risk Act, Montague began her passionate journey of painting polar bears. She uses her portraiture and realism oil painting skills, to document and celebrate the polar bear's character and spirit, its high intelligence (think great ape), and its survival in a world of vanishing sea ice.
Through her travels to the Canadian arctic (Iqaluit & Cape Dorset, Nunavut) and subarctic (Churchill,Manitoba, Canada - polar bear capital of the world), Montague has furthered her knowledge on polar bears and climate change.
In September 2017, "Dark Water 1", a painting of a polar bear in an unfrozen sea, took top award at the Canada wide Canadian National Exhibition Juried Show.
“Dark Water”, Montague’s solo show of polar bears and climate change was exhibited at Toronto's Artworld Fine Art Gallery March - April 2018.
"on thin ice" is the name of Montague's solo show (Jan. 2 - March 1, 2020) at the Montgomery's Inn Museum, in Toronto, Ontario.
Montague’s painting’s have been in over 50 art shows, and are award winning. Her work can be found in collections in Canada, U.S.A., the Netherlands, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Australia.
OCADU Communication and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
BFA Studio Art & Art History, Concordia U., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
B.Sc. Biology, Minor in Studio Art & Art History , Concordia University, Montreal
May 2021 Top Award. Hydrangea Blues takes top award in juried show "Summertime Memories" at Kefi Gallery until July 21, 2021.
May 1 - 31, 2021 Solo show. Arts on the Credit Virtual Gallery. Portraits! People . Pets and Polar Bears.
Dec. 3. 7 pm EST. Virtual Gallery Launch Opening. Arts On the Credit is launching a virtual gallery you can "walk" through! To see one of my paintings in your walk through, email firstname.lastname@example.org for your zoom link
Solo Show "on thin ice" Artist Talk. Saturday, February 8, 2020. 2 - 4 pm. Also special guest: Biologist, James Kuschney, from Churchill Northern Studies Centre. The show runs Jan 3 - March 2, 2020. Montgomery's Inn Museum. Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Nov. 7, 2019. True Patriot Love Foundation Gala. Nov., 7, 2019. I have painted one of the helmets to be auctioned off.
Nov. 2, 2019 Art Card Launch Party. 1 -4 pm. Artworld Fine Art Gallery. Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Williams Mill 25th Anniversary POP UP SHOW -Sept 21st (12 -8 pm) & 22nd ( 12 - 6 pm) , 2019 Williams Mill Creative Arts Studios 25th Anniversary Show. 515 Main St., Glen Williams, ON Halton Hills
-May 2019. Nominated for Mississauga's Established Visual Artist of the Year.
Sept. 20, 2018. Jurors' Award. (1st prize) awarded to Christine Montague "Canadian Flower Crown". Headwaters Juried Art Show. Alton Mill Arts Centre. Caledon, Ontario, Canada
2018 Christine Montague "Dark Water" solo show opening. Polar bears in climate change art at Artworld Fine Art Gallery, 365 Evans Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2018 Marty's Award Ceremony. Christine Montague is nominated for established Mississauga (Ontario, Canada) artist of the year.
-May 26 - July 21, 2021. Kefi Gallery Juried Show. (Online due to pandemic.)
-May 1 - 31, 2021 Portraits- People Pets and Polar Bears. Solo show - virtual gallery due to pandemic.
-December 2020- Arts on the Credit Online Virtual Gallery Launch Show
-September 2020 Beaux Arts Gallery Juried Online Show , Brampton, ON, Canada
-July - August 2020. Selected NEW original polar bear oil paintings. Steve Wilson Studios and The Gallery. 4681 Queen St., Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 2L9
-July 2020 Selected works - polar bear acrylic paintings. Pixie Blue Studio Ltd. 299 Lakeshore Rd. east, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
-Ongoing. NEW! Miniature farmhouse style acrylic portraits on panel of sheep, goats, fox, & more at Dini & Co., 56 Main St. S., Georgetown, ON, Canada
-January 3 -March 1, 2020. On Thin Ice. Solo Show. Meet the artist and guest speaker, James Kushny of the Churchill Northern Studies Centre on Sat. Feb. 8th, 2-4 pm. , The Montgomery's Inn Museum. Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario, Canada
-Nov. 2- Dec. 31, 2019 original miniature paintings available at Artworld Fine Art Gallery's Original Art Card Show. Toronto, ON, Canda
-until June 2020 - Dini & Co. Collaborative. Large selection of gel print reproductions -all on wood panel- Dini & Co., 56 Main St. S., Georgetown, ON, Canada
-Williams Mill 25th Anniversary POP UP SHOW -Sept 21st (12 -8 pm) & 22nd ( 12 - 6 pm) , 2019 Williams Mill Creative Arts Studios 25th Anniversary Show. 515 Main St., Glen Williams, ON Halton Hills
-Aug. 4 - 26th. TWAC Members Juried Show. Artworld Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
- June, July & August 2019 Visiting Niagara Falls this summer? Selected polar bear paintings available at the "Steve Wilson Studios & The Gallery" at 4681 Queen St. Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Jan - Dec. 2019. Art a la Carte. Legislative Assembly of Ontario.191-111 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada M7A 1A2
Nov.28 - Dec.2, 2018. Artworks 2018. OCADU Alumni Juried Show. Great Hall. OCADU, 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 2 - 29, 2018. Colour and Form Society Open Juried Show. Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto, ON Canada
Nov. 8 - 10, 2018. IN SITU 2018. CreativeHub1352@ Small Arms Inspection Building 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E.,Mississauga, ON Canada
Sept. 19 - Oct. 8, 2018. Headwaters Annual Juried Art Show. Christine's painting "Canadian Flower Crown" awarded top prize - The Jurors' Award at one of Ontario's most respected art shows. Address: Alton Mill Arts Centre
1402 Queen Street, Suite 100
Alton Village, Caledon, ON, L7K 0C3
Until August 5, 2018: Selected works from "Dark Water" exhibit still available at Artworld Fine Art Gallery. 365 Evans Ave.,Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 21 - April 3, 2018. Dark Water. Solo exhibit of polar bear & climate change paintings. Artworld Fine Art Gallery. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
September 2017 - Juror's Award (top award ) for "Dark Water 1" CNE Juried Show, Toronto, ON, Canada
December 2017. Polar Bear paintings Joy of Art. Williams Mill Gallery. Glen Williams, ON, Canada.