Christopher Morton is a young Canadian artist who, from his earliest years possessed an intense interest in the natural world around him. Instinctively, he was developing the fundamental skills it would take to become a great wildlife painter.
At age fourteen, Chris had the honour of meeting his artist idol, George McLean. Chris remembers the experience as being incredibly inspirational. He would realize the importance of George’s words as he continued, on his own, to grow as a painter. A short time later Chris took first place in his first art competition, The Chrysler Search for Canadian Wildlife Artists.
Following a move from Owen Sound to Peterborough, Chris’ dream of being a full time wildlife painter finally became reality. Within weeks, Chris was showing his work with some of the most accomplished artists in the world. He was chosen by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters as their “Conservation Artist of the Year, 2003. His work was also reproduced on calendars and limited edition prints. The Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation commissioned him to produce an image entitled “Memory Lane” to promote fishing as a part of our Canadian heritage.
Chris lives and paints in the Peterborough area. He is currently continuing his goals as a wildlife painter, inspired by the natural wonder and beauty of the Peterborough region.
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