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Chris Bacon

About Chris Bacon

Meticulously rendered, luminous in subtle tone, imbued with great love, respect and knowledge of his subject matter, the paintings of Chris Bacon have won worldwide recognition and acclaim. Working with singular, highly disciplined focus, he travels, sketches, returning to his Burlington studio to create, over many weeks and often months, each of these intimately scaled works of art. His sensitive vision encourages us to see, in these works, beauty and mystery, in all of life, in ourselves.

An Englishman by birth, Chris grew up in the visually rich worlds of Fiji, Ascension Island and Bermuda and not surprisingly, began drawing at a very early age. He and his family immigrated to Canada in the mid 70’s, settling in southern Ontario.

Bacon exhibits his work throughout North America and Europe. He has participated in the exhibitions of the Society of Animal Artists and the ‘Birds in Art’ exhibitions hosted by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. He has received seven ‘Awards of Excellence’ from the Society of Animal Artists (1992-94, 1996-98, 2012) in addition to that organization’s ‘Elliot Liskin Memorial Award’ for painting in 1996. Chris was honored to receive both the prestigious ‘Master Wildlife Artist Award’ from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in 2004 and in 2008 he received the ‘Trustees Purchase Award’ from the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. In 2012 Chris was presented with and was honored to receive the ‘Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal’ in recognition of his achievement in the fine arts.

Click on the images below to view Chris Bacon's artwork available for sale at this year's show.

Artist Statement

I guess one could say that I have a "thing" for Yellowthroats and that would be true.
As well as being one of my favorite wood warblers, they are among the most wonderful subjects to help aid and assist in creating strong, dynamic compositions.
I see their black "mask" acting as a tool that not only weighs heavily on the dark end of the scale, but naturally accentuates the focal point.

Past Artwork


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