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Presenter will be Allyn M. Cowan

At the February 26nd Sequim Arts meeting held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Parrish Hall, we welcome Allyn M. Cowan as our special presenter. The meeting starts with refreshments at 9:30am, business & announcements at 10:00am, & Allyn’s presentation at about 10:45am. For a time, Allyn painted people portraits, but after moving to the Pacific Northwest it became clear that people were more interested in pictures of their pets than pictures of their children. Consequently, she has painted many, many pet portraits; in between assignments,Allyn needed to work on something for her own pleasure. She was searching for a theme that she could expand upon, and came up with the idea of using satire and animals. The first inspiration was her own cat. They always referred to her as “Space Cat” because if someone reached outto touch her, there would be nothing but space. Allyn painted a comic-book designed cover that was titled “Space Cat”, and enjoyed coming up with subtitles like “Letters from the Cat Box”. After that, she realized that in order to continue she would need to start with the source such as the magazine, book title, etc. and then find an animal to illustrate the mock-up cover. Lots of magazine titles lend themselves to animal puns, although some are a bigger stretch than others. The easiest one to develop a theme around is the AARP Magazine, which she renamed to “AARF Magazine”. Allyn can always look on the internet to find an old dog that does new tricks. You can see all of Allyn’s dog covers by visiting her website: www.allynmcowan.com