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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Another medium? yes of course! I absolutely love working in Williamsburg Hand-ground Oil Paint. The color variations are so rich and beautifully granulated.
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.
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
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
Crescent Hill Gallery
I am extremely excited to announce that my work will now be represented by Crescent Hill Gallery in Mississauga, Ontario. This gallery showcases Canadian and International Artists in a beautiful space just outside of Toronto. For more information on Crescent Hill Gallery, please visit Crescent Hill
Introducing Prairie Blocs
These 5” x 5” and 4″ x 5″ mini landscape paintings are painted on beautiful birch cradled panels with acrylic paint and varnished with a high gloss finish. Each piece is an original work of art and collectable in 1’s, 3’s or more!
4″ x 5″ – $60.00
5” x 5” – $70.00
Pre order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – now taking orders for delivery by December 15, 2017
Another piece of amazing news – The Southern Alberta Art Gallery will now be showcasing my Prairie Blocs in their Gift Shop. This is a wonderful opportunity for my work to be in a prestigious venue in Alberta. I am looking forward to supplying them with these beautiful mini pieces of art.
A huge thank you goes out to all of you who made it out to #YegArtPop-Up. After all the prep work in organizing this event – it was so wonderful to see it all pull together and all four artists pull off a spectacular show! More Pop-Ups in the future? I would say “YES”
Holiday Show and Sale
Another thank you goes out to the artists, supporters, friends and students who made it out to my Holiday show and sale. For me, it is always such a wonderful way to wrap up another year.
I am very excited to be apart of #YegArt Pop-up on Sunday November 26 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Sunday November 26, 2017
10am – 5pm
Join us for the first #Yegart Pop-up!
This one-day pop up will feature original paintings, mosaics and sculptures by four talented Edmonton-based artists who will be showcasing their work in the spectacular Fabloomosity Atelier space.
This Pop-Up will feature the work of:
Karen Klassen – Mosaic Artist http://karenklassenmosaics.ca/
Sharon Moore-Foster – Sculpture and Figurative Artist http://sharonmoorefoster.com/
Jenny Keith – Figurative Artist http://www.jennykeithhughes.com/
Samantha Williams-Chapelsky –
Landscape Artist https://samanthawilliamschapelsky.com/
Join us for cider, sweet treats and a bevy of art to enjoy!Artworks will be for sale with each artist accepting cash or credit card. Please come out to support these talented local women.
To attend this exhibit – complementary tickets are available at #YegArt