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Gina Alequin is a Chicago fine artist who paints and draws in various media of oils, acrylic, watercolor and pencil. She grew up in the near northwest side of Chicago which is now called Wicker Park. ' I love to paint with energetic colors and emotions. Bright, cheerful and elegant with a touch of whimsy and edge to my art. My work tells a story.'
At age thirty-five, Gina Alequin was diagnosed with breast cancer. With the support of loving family members, doctors and friends, she was able to battle through relentless cancer treatment and hundreds of tests as well as six surgeries. Loving family members flooded the house with flowers, cards, calls and meals. She based her survival highly on the support and love from her two sons. 'They gave me something to fight for.'
One of her favored works, 'The Warrior ' is especially close to her heart. It was awarded first place in the Juried Eighth District Congressional Art Contest and was displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year with a collection from around the country. A letter of congratulation was sent to Gina Alequin by the (now deceased) Member of Congress, Dan Rostenkowski. A flag in honor of Gina Alequin was flown above the Capitol.
Though the original painting of 'The Warror ' is not for sale, prints are available to purchase and many originals of her other artwork are. The warrior has come full circle in its meaning to her after a battle with cancer.
Today many of Gina Alequin's artwork hangs proudly in a nearby popular Chicago Restaurant to the delight of many patrons. She continues to create and is grateful for everyday of life she is given.