. About the Artist    <BACK

After studying at the Ontario College of Art and at the University of Ottawa (B.A., M.A.), Christine Granger worked as an art consultant and taught art and English. F or the past twenty years, Christine has been painting icons and studying this ancient art.  She does not copy ancient icons but rather creates original works in the spirit of the icon tradition.

Christine has exhibited her icons locally for many years.  Her most recent show was held in October, 1997, with the Sacred Arts Association of Canada.  Her icons can be found in many private and public collections including the Canadian Museum of Civilization, which is currently exhibiting one of her icons in a special group exhibition.

In November of 1996, Novalis Press published Christine's book, Mary: Mother of My Lord, which includes twenty-eight color reproductions of her icons.  The book was also published in French, Spanish, and Italian, and marketed worldwide.  Christine's icons have been reproduced on various cards, posters, leaflets and internet sites.

She currently resides in Low, Quebec.

. Artist's Statement    <BACK

I am happy to be one of many artists who paint Mary, the Mother of Our Lord.  We, the 'Marian' artists are part of a tradition as old as Christianity itself.  Everywhere, in all parts of the world, there are images of Our Gracious Lady, St. Mary.  And so today, as in the past, we celebrate her beauty, her tenderness, her compassion.  She is painted with her Divine Son Jesus "... the ever unfolding revelation of God." (George Macdonald)  She calls us to come to Christ, to find him in our world, in our neighborhood.  Our relationship with Mary can best be summed up, I think, in the words of Dame Julian of Norwich, "Our Lady is our mother, in whom we are all enclosed and born of her in Christ, for she who is the mother of our Savior is the Mother of all who are saved in our Savior; and our Savior is our true mother, in whom we are endlessly born, and out of whom we shall never come."


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