Painting Bears Blog

Welcome to Painting Bears, the artist blog by Christine Montague

I  am a visual artist who, until recently created representational art i.e. realism oil paintings of figurative landscapes, portrait commissions, giant cat paintings, canoes, lakes & more. After polar bears were put on the animals "of concern" list, I painted the polar bear painting  Swimming with the Northern Lights in tribute. I continued to have polar bears on the brain when shortly after that I created CRAM, a Polar Bear World for The Sketchbook Project. Increasingly, I found myself thinking about polar bear art, polar bear graphic novels, polar bear vacations...,you get the picture, all the while continuing with my portraiture practice & creating other representational art.

Here There Be Polar Bears from Cram - Polar Bear World. The Sketchbook Project  ©Christine Montague 

Here There Be Polar Bears from Cram - Polar Bear World. The Sketchbook Project  ©Christine Montague 

One Big, Giant, Scary, Exciting Polar Bear Step Forward

Onward into a polar bear world of my own!  Polar bear art, polar bear blog, and yes, a trips to the arctic, then to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, polar bear capital of the world,now accomplished.

My website is now all about my new POLAR BEAR ART, but some other paintings can be found there , too. 

This new art blog?  Posts about the freshest painting off my easel, why I have painted it, art & polar bear news, art tips. Subscribe 

Whatever's ahead, one thing is certain. In my part of the realm here there be polar bearsI hope that here there be you, too. 

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