Christine Granger

Exhibit showing - November through February 26, 1999


Mother of Good Counsel

watercolor and pastel
 4" x 7"

Gate of Heaven

12" x 16"

Artist's Statement

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. For 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. Her icons can be found in many private and public collections including the Canadian Museum of Civilization, which is currently exhibiting her icon in a special exhibition.

In November of 1996, Nivalis 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 writes:

I've been painting Marian icons for many years. The image of Mary holding Christ is, for me, both exciting and extraordinary. It speaks of the incarnation, of the coming of our God. Although the faces I paint are human, I hope that my paintings point to another dimension, another reality in which we are called to participate.

I feel that Mary's role in the redemptive plan remains constant and important. She gathers us to herself only to bring us to her Son. Through our devotion to her we come to Christ whose love is, indeed, greater than life.

Tel. (819) 422-1356

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