Gorey, Christopher

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, where he continues to reside with his family.

Christopher works in oil and watercolour. His paintings, which reflect a feeling of light and texture, depict not only the people and landscape of his adopted Cape Breton, but other areas of Eastern Canada as well.

Artist Statement

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. This is not to say that there is no personal attachment to the subjects that I choose to paint. I find, though, that my first attraction usually has to do with what the light is doing to the chosen subject. I live and work on Cape Breton Island and it offers an abundance of material to pursue this quest.

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