Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Artist Christian Dore Arrives at Mirada Fine Art for ‘Lush Life’

Christian Dore at Mirada Fine Art,
Flight, Acrylic/Mixed Media on Canvas, 36” x 72”
On Friday, May 6th, Mirada will host a reception for English-born artist, Christian Dore, where he will unveil his latest contemporary mixed-media paintings.   “Lush Life” is an exhibition highlighting Dore’s immersion in the culture of his new homeland of Colorado and the tribal influences of the North American Indians.  This exhibition will run May 7th through May 29th.

Born and raised in Kent, England, Christian Dore’s artistic career began in London as a graphic designer for the BBC.  In 1999, Dore moved to the United States, and his passion turned to painting the extraordinary landscapes of his new home of Colorado through his truly unique perspective. 

It is the warmth and optimism of the Colorado landscape, enhanced by the dramatically changing seasons, which set the tone for Dore’s dazzlingly varied color palettes.  His work is tribal in appearance with a distinct colorful texture that exudes Colorado and the artistic techniques of the North American Indians.

Christian Dore at Mirada Fine Art,
Sunset, Acrylic/Mixed Media on Canvas, 30” x 48”

Christian Dore works a painting over and over, endlessly layering with paint and mixed media elements, until he achieves the intensity of color and textural buildup which makes his work so distinct.  Creating intense areas of color with heavily textured surfaces, Dore takes the expressive qualities of color to their fullest extreme.  His belief in an enchanted inner vision leads to the creation of highly imaginative paintings, inspiring introspection and thought on the part of the viewer.  Expressing his feelings about his surroundings, rather than illustrating them, Dore’s work immerses the viewer in a phenomenal visual experience as well as a rich inner journey.

Christian Dore at Mirada Fine Art, Rain, Acrylic/Mixed Media on Canvas, 24" x 72"


  1. The opening reception was a great success - it was wonderful meeting everyone and chatting about my work...thank you so much for all your kind remarks. A big thank you also to Steve and Jenni for putting on such a spectacular evening. I could talk about my work forever so if anyone has any questions, please feel free to blog away.

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