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M. Alice Chown
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Salon by msklystron, visual art

Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio
I'm an artist and an art instructor, and I write when I can. People often ask artists where their inspiration comes from. Mine comes from everything I've experienced and felt or thought, but mostly it comes from my four amazing daughters. Surrounded by girls growing into young women as I have been, I am constantly questioning what it means to be a woman. And this questioning runs through most of my work.

Why digital art you might ask. I have a background in traditional media (graphite, ink and acrylic) and graphic arts. But even though I'm oldish, I was exposed to computers in my late teens, thanks to my Dad, who worked for one of the big computer companies. We had a PC in the home way before other families. However, it wasn't until I joined dA that I seriously considered digital as a medium for fine art. So thank you to those here who encouraged my early efforts. You know who you are.

Before I came here, I was thinking of giving up art. I was born with crummy eyesight, which was getting worse as I'd grown older. Even with glasses it was becoming harder to see close up. Then a few things happened. First, I had (double) eye surgery. Then on my way back from a funeral, I ended up on a plane next to a young photographer, who recommended that I check out dA. And finally once here, some of my followers suggested I try GIMP...

Taking on a new medium shakes up your art. It changes your relationship to the creative process and offers new challenges and new inspiration. It's been ten years since my first attempt at digital art and I'm still learning, growing artistically and loving it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Favourite Visual Artist
my students, especially the Bernard, who is intellectually handicapped
Favourite Movies
Princess Bride
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Chad, Hayden, Arcade Fire...
Other Interests
knitting dust bunnies, finding unsettling things under the couch and rock watching.

Arty July

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My artwork will be on display in two Toronto events this month.  ...This is how I keep out of trouble.;) From July 17 to 31, selected works are on exhibit in a group show at Art Square.  Located at 334 Dundas St. W., across the street from the Art Gallery of Ontario. July 29 and 30, I'll have a tent full of limited-edition prints of my artwork at the Guild Alive with Culture arts festival in Guild Park.  The park and former Inn has been beautifully renovated. The gardens back onto the bluffs to a stunning view of the lake.  Come spend the day!
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Happy 150th Canada... Today my thoughts are with the peoples who originally made this country their home.  Those who came after have much to learn from these stewards of the land, and much to atone for.
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GTA artists!  Come paint in a sunlit studio by a tranquil koi pond and Japanese garden.  Deadline to register in person or by phone for the first of four abstract painting workshops at Momiji is July 3rd.  Sign up for Momiji Summer Workshops http://f...
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Hi Alice,

Coming this August the 16th is :icontoronto:'s biggest and best DevMEET of the summer and we hope you can attend! We will be heading to Centre Island to hang out, check out the petting zoo, going out to eat and exploring the island. It's an all ages meet; come by yourself or with a friend if you like, everyone is welcome!

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If you can make it then please RSVP so we know you are coming. Even if you will be there a bit later than when it starts that's okay too but we still need you to RSVP. So again, hope to see you there! :D (Big Grin)

Missing you, Alice . . . hope you're doing well. Missing You 
I got tagged. And this one seemed worth passing along :heart::

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