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Christine Belanger

Portraitist

L'Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Quebec, Canada
A professional artist with more than twenty years of experience in portraiture. The portraits are created with the finest soft pastels, pastel pencils and color pencils.

Christine has created many prominent portraits for The Skate Canada Hall of Fame such as:

Sandra Bezic
Ann Shaw
Louis Stong
Elvis Stojko
Michael Jiranek
Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz
Tracy Wilson and Robert McCall


Over the years, Christine has received many awards and honors for her work and has been featured in many print and online publications.

She has participated in numerous competitions and was elected as juror for the 2001, 3rd AGO Art Contest.





Work Experience
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jul 2002Present
Portraitist
Skate Canada Hall of Fame and the Presidents Gallery portrait drawings
L'Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Quebec, Canada
Oct 1993Present
Portraitist
Private commission artwork:

Prominent figures
posthumous
families
inviduals
weddings
anniversaries
birthdays
pets and animals
Permanent Public Collections
Skate Canada Hall of Fame
Prominent Portraits
Leanna Caron, 2013 President of Skate Canada
Norman Scott, 2012 SCHOF Indutee
George A. Meagher, 2010 SCHOF Inductee
Sandra Bezic, 2010 SCHOF Inductee
Wendy Griner, 2010 SCHOF Inductee
William Ostapchuck, 2010 SCHOF Inductee
Dr. Hellmut May, 2010 SCHOF Inductee
Bill Dowding, 2010 SCHOF Inductee
Wilf Langevin, 2010 SCHOF Inductee
Ann Shaw, 2010 SCHOF Inductee
Benoît Lavoie, President of Skate Canada 2006 - 2013
David Dore, 2008 SCHOF Inductee
Marijane Stong, 2008 SCHOF Inductee
Donald Knight, 2008 SCHOF Inductee
George Gross, 2008 SCHOF Inductee
Jim Proudfoot, 2008 SCHOF Inductee
Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz, 2007 SCHOF Inductees
Bernard Ford, 2007 SCHOF Inductee
Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, 2006 SCHOF Inductees
Denis Silverthorne, 2006 SCHOF Inductee
Louis Stong, 2005 SCHOF Inductee
Dr. Charles Snelling, 2005 SCHOF Inductee
Elvis Stojko, 2004 SCHOF Inductee
Tracy Wilson and Robert McCall, 2003 CHOF Inductees
Barbara Graham, 2003 SCHOF Inductee
Michael Jiranek, 2003 SCHOF Inducte
Skills
 
Animal Portraits, Celebrity Portraits, Commission Work, Commissioned Art, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Fine Artist, Fine Arts, Pastel, Pastels, Pet Portraits, Photorealism, Portrait Drawings, Portrait Paintings, Portraits, Prominent Portraits, Public Art, Realism, Visual Art, Visual Artist
Digital Publications
2011 January, Island sports news.net, Bill Dowding's SCHOF Induction portrait.
2011 January 19th, International Figure Skating, ifsmagazine.com, Ann Shaw's SCHOF Induction portrait
2001, From My Perspective, Online Colored Pencil Magazine by Ann Kullberg, October issue
Print Publications
2011 October, The Equity, Volume 128, Issue No. 41
2008 January, Hello Magazine, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier SCHOF Induction portrait
2003 May, Purely Pastel Newsletter, Pastel Artists of Canada, Summer Issue
2002 November, Keeping in touch, Volume 9 Number 4
2001 December, Pontiac Journal, Vol. 15 Number 23
2001 May, Purely Pastel Newsletter, Pastel Artists of Canada, Summer Issue
Broadcasts
2007 January, CTV, Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Bernard Ford, Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz SCHOF induction portraits

2005 January, CTV, BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships, London, Ontario, Louis Stong and Dr. Charles Snelling SCHOF induction portraits

2003 January, CTV, BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Michael Jiranek, Barbara Graham, Tracy Wilson & Rob McCall SCHOF portraits
Online Broadcast
2010 October, Skatebuzz, Ann Shaw's SCHOF Induction portrait.
Languages
 
English (Native), French (Fluent)
Education
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Aug 1989Dec 1991
Heritage College
Fine Arts program
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
Sep 1986Jan 1987
RCI
Fine/Studio Arts, General, 13
Shawville, Quebec, Canada
Apr 1985Jun 1985
PHS
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Honors and Awards
WOA Work of Art Contest
WOA and WOA Galleria 2
March 2014
Selected as one of the WOA Weekly Wonders for Contest Week 13 2014


Pantone Canvas Gallery
Pantone
June 2013
Norman Scott Skate Canada Hall of Fame Inductee portrait. Featured on the Pantone Canvas Gallery.
June 16th 2013


Gold Art Award
Pegasus Artist Gallery
June 2002


Featured Artist
Art Space 2000.com
February 2002


Artist of the Month
Ascension Gallery of Fine Art
November 2001


Peoples Choice Award
Heritage College
April 1989
Juried Shows - Art Competitions
2004, North Light 12th Annual Cover Competition
2002, Destiny Designs Visual Creations, Art Competition
2002, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Annual International Open Exhibition
2000, The Artist's Magazine Art Competition
1992, National Fine Art Competition
Juror:
2001, The 3rd AGO Art Contest
Online Art Galleries
Behance
Adweek Talent Gallery
Pantone Canvas Gallery
Wacom Gallery
Portraity.com
Canartscene.com
Art Majeur.com
Digittal consciousness.com
Creative Shake.com
Pegasus Artist Gallery, pegasus-gallery.org
Solo Exhibitions
2003-2002, Mickey Creek golf club, Vinton Qc.
2000, Village Café, Shawville Qc.
1999-1997, Motel Bryson Qc.
1997, He & She Unisex, Bryson Qc.
1993, Donahue Art and Frame, Renfew Ont.
1992, Exhibition Hall, Shawville Qc.
1993, Purvis Gallery & Framing, Pembroke Ont.
1991, Exhibition Hall, Shawville Qc.
Group Exhibitions
1996, Exhibition Hall, Shawville QC
1993, Exhibition Hall, Shawville QC
1992, Exhibition Hall, Shawville QC
1990, Heritage College, Gatineau QC
1989, Heritage College, Gatineaul QC
1989, Maison du Citoyen, Gatineau QC