Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Chris Rose

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
University of British Columbia.

 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.
Chris later returned to the west coast, became a manager of Labour Relations, and then retired to operate his own small home design and renovation company in Whistler.

Resuming his old hobby of soapstone carving in
February 1996 , he won the multi-media art competition
"Visual Edge 96" with his sculpture the
"Honeycomb Shredder".

 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.

Chris working on a bronze sculpture

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for a closer look...

Holberg Suite

Bet Ann's Dance

 On Edge Shredder

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