Exhibitions : 2012

Robert Christie
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Robert Christie




Saturday, March 31 from  2 - 4 pm

for the opening reception.

Artist in attendance


“I work hard at painting.  The majority of my afternoons and evenings are spent at the studio.  While a cursory glance at my work might suggest otherwise, the fact is that most of my paintings take a long time to complete, with many requiring months of consideration and over-painting before they "feel" right. 

The layout of my work has been gradually edited to the point where it now contains relatively basic vertical or horizontal bands of monochromatic or closely related hues.  Consequently, I am dependent on the nuance of surface and the subtle inflections in the character of the paint to add surprise and substance to the painting.  If the paintings work as Art, it is because the paint has been allowed to read as colour.  In turn, the fullness and maturity of the colour will determine the degree of engagement and relevance to the viewer.”

-Robert Christie, February 2012 


Robert Christie was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1946. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1967, an Honours Degree in Art from the University of Saskatchewan in 1968 and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1970. He participated in several of the Emma Lake Artists' Workshops at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan beginning in 1969, and coordinated a number of the workshops in the 1980s. Christie was a participant in Triangle Artists' Workshop, Pine Plains New York; a guest artist at the Thapong International Artists' Workshop, Kanye, Botswana in 1992 and a participant at the Mashomak Artists' Workshop, Pine Plains, New York in 1993. The artist's work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada since 1969 and is represented in public and private collections across the country.