Alison Garwood Jones

Sunrise, sunset

Originally published in June 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized

Sunrise, sunset. Then sunrise again. In a roundabout way, this art project involving paint, foam board and a my new butcher block desk as a background, was inspired by an essay by the writer-turned-broadcaster, Hanna Rosin. Her resonant piece talks about giving up mastery and dropping back down to zero. But, really, it’s about a skills […]

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A Toronto State of Mind

Originally published in June 2016 in Blog

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Poolside

Originally published in June 2016 in Blog

Pool Tiles by Alison Garwood-Jones Los Angelenos have never waited for nature’s ice block to melt. Their blue horizons dance and sparkle all year round. Torontonians watch, stare and tentatively strip to expose their chicken skin the moment the city pools drop down their Open signs. Lineups form around the block. Every body type joins the parade. Here […]

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Canoe series

Originally published in June 2016 in Blog

  Gouache on paper. Hat tip to Marion Denchars and her amazing creative exercises in Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists.

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The Champ

Originally published in June 2016 in Blog

I briefly experienced Muhammad Ali’s dynamism and generous personality. It was 1986, my high school prom, and word spread on the dance floor that Muhammad Ali was staying in a room at the hotel we had booked. A group of boys said, Let’s go up and meet him. I think I was the only girl […]

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