Christine Chown


 Visual art has been an enriching activity for forty years.   Representational drawing and painting have been woven through my life as a student, a nurse, and as a mother.

  Three years ago, I made the decision to explore creating designs from within, rather than from outside influences.    This requires "listening" to the painting surface and responding,   a new and exciting adventure,    a challenge to "......surprise the hungry eye".  (John O'Donohue).

  This will, I trust, be another way to share the joy of our world's colours and forms.

Education:      Commercial Art - Western Technical School, Toronto

                    Continuing Education courses - UBC and Langara, Vancouver, B.C.

                    Painting/Travel courses - workshops in British Columbia, Ontario, Oregon,

                    New England, Italy, Czech Republic.

Associations:   Long term member of Don Valley Art Club, Toronto;  Federation of

                     Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C.

Exhibitions:      Studio Tours,  Uxbridge and Fergus, Ontario

                      Group Shows, Don Valley Art Club, Federation of Canadian Artists,

                      Juried Shows, Uxbridge

                      Showing of works in restaurants,   Peartree, Toronto,   Frankie's, Uxbridge

                      Currently,  some works are shown at Buckingham Gallery of Fine Art Ltd.,

                      Uxbridge, Ontario

Facilitator - Estate of noted Native artist - co-ordination of the appraisal, photography,

insurance,  conservation and storage of artworks. (1986-1992)

Volunteer work has been a large part of my community involvement.....with street youth and

adults, Toronto, co-ordinating a children's art show, and donating of paintings for fund-raising.

Currently, some works are shown at Buckingham Gallery of Fine Art Ltd., Uxbridge.

Publication of Still Life painting,   Finalist in International Artist Magazine, Issue 33, 2003.