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Christine A. Allan, born in Winnipeg Manitoba in 1957, now calls the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada home. She studied Archaeology and Art History at Simon Fraser University and Fine Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, but feels her real art education began while living in a remote Native Indian community on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Moving around the province with her RCMP husband has been a challenge, but it allowed her the freedom to pursue her art. Whether it is creating art, or studying art history, art and music have been an important part of her life. Her work is inspired by her studies, her respect and love of the natural world and her past. Christine strongly believes in the healing power of art. She is a cancer survivor and endured many hardships in her life, but through her art she has triumphed and encourages others to do the same.
Christine has shown her work locally and internationally, and many of her pieces are in private collections in Canada and the USA, including the private collection of Leonardo DiCaprio.