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Through Portraiture as Documentary

Chris Dale is  a Canada artist who lives in Toronto. He works mostly with acrylic paint on hardboard and paper. Applying paint with a palette knife and brush. Has no post secondary training in art. Lots of exposure in school, some evening course and one elective in university.  His degree in philosophy, anthropology making him familiar with the concepts and theories. 


Most of his public exposure has been online magazines and a public showing that has been quarantine since March.


The subject of his work comes from images that he has taken or found online. The selection process is simply a feeling that more can be seen or shown. A fuller exploration occurs through the process of painting the image, and it’s later description. The goal of his art is to push emotions and understand images for him and the viewer. Through portraiture as documentary.



ICE Gallery presents Chris Dale






This is a slide show of my paintings on the theme of water.