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      Aisling McKeown

Aisling is a painter, ocad graduate, and art teacher based in Toronto. She uses encaustic in her paintings and teaches in a variety of mediums. Her favourite subject is her own back yard- the streets of Toronto and she uses her photography as reference. In her final semester at ocad she pursued a focus in encaustic and can now be found melting wax into pigments, filming vlogs and tutorials, teaching art classes, and running a paint club at Drom Taberna. 

"The city at night. It scares some people. But I find delight in the riot of shapes, movement and colour. The city activates all of our senses. Some look at an Edward Hopper and hear the plaintive call of a freight train. The modern city offers the buzz of neon and the gurgle and hiss of rain. Encaustic is my thing, wax, resin and pigment. Such a soft and malleable material might seem at odds with the hard angular subject. But it works for me. If I want, I can make my buildings melt into the sky. Anytime. Literally."

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