My name is Margaret Chown. I'm a Toronto fine artist, working primarily in digital media with a background in acrylic, graphite, ink and graphic arts. I've been an artist since my youth. I depict women mostly. I love curves, elegance and ambiguous spaces. You can check out my work, which is always on exhibit somewhere, at www.margaretchown.com. I also write short stories and poetry. But most of all, I'm a single mother of four awe-inspiring daughters. I teach art too, to people of all ages and abilities at local community centres, private and public. I am a member of Scarborough Arts and I juried The Big Art Book 2012. I was among a handful of artists in residence at the Bluffs Gallery later that year. I've painted a few murals, including "The Lady of Scarborough Village" in Fred Johnson park (2010). My piece, "Together," was featured at an International Women's Day celebration in Scarborough put on by We Are For Women. "Women in Time" was a juror's choice in the Big Art Book 4.
I have a lot to share about the joys and trials of getting an arts career off the ground at a late-ish age and raising kids. But for the most part I'll be using this blog as a resource for my amazing students. To find an article, open the timeline sidebar and look for titles starting with the name of your course.