Santa Fe Series

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After finishing a ten day retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico – I am inspired to create a new series of works using Williamsburg oil paints on Canvas. This landscape was so inspirational for me, and I cannot wait to work from all of my small studies. Throughout the retreat, I focused on creating works with a new color palette and really expressing the landscape through the physicality of the paint itself. By working with other visual artists in a beautifully lit studio, I was able to reflect on my work and really express this new series. Stay tuned for updates on these pieces.

Landscape EXPOSED Exhibition

 

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Early Fall light – Acrylic on Birch Panel 20″ x 20″ 750.00

Solo Exhibition by Alberta based award winning artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky

Come out and explore her dramatic textural representations of the western landscapes – from the prairies to the mountains and take in a day of art.
“Landscape Exposed” will be up for only one day – June 15, 2019.
This exhibition will showcase brand new landscape works in both acrylic and oil.
Wine and treats will be served and an Instagram Wall will be featured!

Location

The Creative Hive

16819 111 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5M 2S4

Date 

June 15, 2019

12 – 4pm

Tickets

This is a ticketed event – though tickets are free – you must have one to get in!

Exhibition Tickets 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Samantha Williams-Chapelsky at samanthawilliams@live.ca

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The borders that connect us – acrylic on birch panel 36″ diameter 2000.00

 

Textile Terrain – New Series

I have continued on working on my new series of work from my summer residency titled “Textile Terrain” – creating a link between interwoven yarn, wool, or thread in various textiles and the linear patterns that exist on the Prairies in Canada and the United States. I love using the combination of layers of texture and patterns to create a new series of work!

Self-directed Studio Residency

 

 

This month I have been partaking in a one week self directed studio residency. This dedicated time allows my focus to be on painting, away from the other aspects of my art profession such as social media, advertising, editing and applying for exhibitions. I highly recommend this as a way to focus on a new series of work or continue on an existing series uninterrupted!

 

Here are a few of my creations so far!

Summer 2018

This summer, after a series of special events and pop-ups, I have begun to continue my work on a new series. This typically means I start about 3 series of works and continue until I find a subject matter that I want to pursue.

Watercolors

I have enjoyed this season working in QoR watercolors, a highly pigmented line of watercolors from Golden Artist Colors. Though I have stuck to painting on traditional supports such as Arches Cold Pressed and Hot Pressed Papers – I have enjoyed the versatility of mark making with the vivacious colors and the portability of this series.

 

Textured Acrylics

As always – I continue my work with abstracting acrylic landscapes based on my travels through British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. I have switched my main texture to be Golden Coarse Molding Paste for a few weeks to experiment with a harsher texture, and I have also included metallic pigments into the landscapes.

 

Oil Painting

Another medium? yes of course! I absolutely love working in Williamsburg Hand-ground Oil Paint. The color variations are so rich and beautifully granulated.

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Kauai Paintings

After a short but beautiful vacation to the island of Kauai – I have completed 15 original watercolors painted on location.

These originals have just been listed for sale on my online shop – so please visit my Shop to snag these little pieces before they are all gone.

Winter 2018

New Works 

I always find myself creating new works in my studio to avoid the cold of the Alberta winter. These pieces are a continuation on my “Conversations not spoken” Series and are beautiful and dramatically textured landscape paintings.

NEW Upcoming workshops

Landscape Workshop

Mixed Media Landscape Workshop – March 10, 2018

Using Golden QoR Watercolors, GOLDEN acrylic paint and PanPastel Soft pastels, spend the day creating a one of a kind layered landscape painting. This course will cover a variety of techniques of layering mediums and using multiple types of paint and media in one painting.

The instructor will provide one 6” x 6” study board, One 24″ x 24″ Birch Panel, all painting materials for use during the class including Golden Fluid Acrylics, QoR watercolor paint, Golden Grounds and PanPastel soft pastels. Brushes and tools will also be provided for use during the class.

Some acrylic experience is necessary

For more information, visit Mixed Media Workshop

NYC – Affordable Art Fair New York City March 2018 

I will be heading off to New York City to showcase my work alongside fellow artist Jenny Keith at the Affordable Art Fair in March.

for more information on the Affordable Art Fair, visit AAFNYC2018