Sculptor and Painter
Chris Rose is a resident of Quadra Island with a studio overlooking the ocean looking at Cortez Island and the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia.
He studied Architecture at Ryerson Polytech University
for two years then took his Arts and Science degree at the
Having worked for the Attorney Generals Department in
Cranbrook, BC. and later in Ottawa, Ontario where he took up
the hobby of soapstone carving in 1971.
February 1996 , he won the multi-media art competition
"Visual Edge 96" with his sculpture the
Chris Rose was one of six artists who were invited to show their artwork at the prestigious "Images and Objects XVI" Exhibition that formed part of the B.C. Festival of the Arts in Penticton, B.C. in May 1996.
Chris has shown his Ballet sculpture regularly at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver in conjunction with the performances by Ballet British Columbia.
Many of his sculptures are in private collections. His Mountain Biking , Skiing, and Snowboarding trophy sculptors are cherished by their owners and the trophies for the Whistler Snowboard World Cups 1996 to 1998 are now in many parts of the world. His snowboard sculpture can also be found in the homes of Ross Rebagliati, J.J. Anderson and numerous other homes in Asia , New Zealand and Europe. Chris also shows in a number of private galleries across Canada and at his annual "Art in the Garden" show.
Chris Rose provides the opportunity for those interested to experiment in carving of soapstone, alabaster and other soft stones.
for a closer look...