Well many weeks have passed since the first news of the spread of COVID-19 and I have to say, the world is a different place. I have been focusing on the good on all my channels – in hopes to spread some creativity, love and light in this unprecedented gloomy time. I have been continuing my work on a series of oil paintings done of some of my favourite mountain ranges around the province, and I am enjoying the challenge of this medium in a more structured setting.
Jasper Palisades – oil on canvas 24″ x 48″ 1800.00
I have also been offering some LIVE demos and events on both of my social media channels of Instagram and Facebook. These are often painting themed and offered as more of an information session with the odd painting session thrown in.
I am also welcoming the opportunity to work on a few new Skillshare online workshops. I have posted two workshops to date and will be adding more in the coming weeks. Visit my page here https://www.skillshare.com/user/samanthawc
I hope you are all staying well and healthy.
I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
I am welcoming a new year with some time back in my studio! It has been a busy January and I am excited for some upcoming events.
Landscape Conversations Exhibition
For the Month of February and March – visit my Landscape Exhibition up at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. I will be hosting a closing reception on March 19, 7 – 9pm. This exhibition features 8 of my landscape paintings from the conversations series. This pieces are highly textured and very vibrant!
This winter, I have scheduled a bevy of brand new workshops in the Edmonton Area and have several lined up for Calgary as well! Visit my workshops page for more information.
Online Shop Update
I have filled up my online shop with some beautiful new paintings done in acrylic and oil and continue to add pieces as they dry. I like to always mention that each piece is an original – so no two are the same. Visit my Online Shop to take a peak at these new works.
Lunar Pattern in Cobalt Teal – Acrylic on Birch Panel 14″ diameter SOLD
Luminescent – Acrylic on Birch Panel 24″ Diameter (Currently available at Adele Campbell Fine Art)
Lunar Trio – Acrylic on birch panel 12″ x 36″ 650.00
“The Celestial Moon” series is a small selection of textured acrylic paintings and watercolors that represent my own interpretation of the craters and textures of the moon. I have been inspired by the changing shapes and patterns of the moon this fall and felt compelled to create a series of one of a kind original moon-scapes that would show the sparkle, the shine and the unique colors of the moon.
Special Event – The Lunar Collection
Join artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky, So Pretty Cara Cotter and Pura Botanicals for an evening celebrating the Lunar Collection on October 10, 2019
About this Event
This event will feature the Ethereal Collection of Jewelry from So Pretty Cara Cotter, Pura Botanicals and a new series of original artworks by Samantha Williams-Chapelsky based upon phases of the moon.
As a collaborative group, we realized that as local female entrepreneurs, our focus on celestial inspirations was the perfect way to combine beauty, fashion and art into a special event to celebrate all three.
Samantha Williams-Chapelsky will be showcasing her new series titled “The Celestial Moon” which is a small series of textured acrylic paintings and watercolors that represent her own interpretation of the craters and textures of the moon. Each piece is one of a kind and will be released for purchase at this event!
To preview some of the collection, visit https://www.instagram.com/samanthawilliamschapelsky
So Pretty Cara Cotter launched the Ethereal collection as a celebration of the energy of the sun, moon and stars.
to view the collection, visit https://soprettycaracotter.com/
Pura Botanicals – A unique line of all natural potions created in Edmonton “Every one of our potions is a dreamy, sensorial experience. Each bottle includes its own signature ritual. It goes deeper than just applying a beauty product; it’s about the mesmerizing steps to enhance the whole green beauty experience from start to finish to achieve flawless skin.”
For more information on Pura Botanicals visit https://purabotanicals.ca/
This is a private event, and space is limited! Reserve your ticket today.
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.
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!
The Creative Hive
16819 111 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5M 2S4
June 15, 2019
12 – 4pm
This is a ticketed event – though tickets are free – you must have one to get in!
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Samantha Williams-Chapelsky at email@example.com
The borders that connect us – acrylic on birch panel 36″ diameter 2000.00
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!
Early Fall light – Acrylic on Birch Panel 20″ x 20″ SOLD
Layered Crops – Acrylic on Birch Panel 20″ x 20″ SOLD
Soft Light – Acrylic on Birch Panel 20″ x 20″ 750.00
Quiltwork – Acrylic on Birch Panel 20″ x 20″ SOLD
Spring Light – Acrylic on Birch Panel 20″ x 20″ SOLD
Summer Season – Acrylic on Birch Panel 20″ x 20″ 750.00
“Prairie Fall” Acrylic on Birch Panel 20″ x 20″ 750.00
You look so free – Acrylic on Linen 36″ x 36″ SOLD
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.
Cloud formations – Acrylic on Panel 24″ x 36″ SOLD
The vestiges of us – Acrylic on birch panel 30″ x 30″ SOLD
I am dusk – Acrylic on Panel 20″ x 20″ 750.00 (Available at Adele Campbell Fine Art)
Prairie Drift – Acrylic on Birch Panel 12″ x 36″ 800.00
I am canola – Acrylic on Panel 20″ x 20″ SOLD
Prairie Fall – Acrylic on Panel 20″ x 20″ 750.00
I am grass – Acrylic on Panel 20″ x 20″ SOLD
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.
We walk the horizon – Acrylic on canvas 24″ x 48″ 2000.00
Found Object Study in Green – Acrylic and Wood on Birch Panel 10″ x 10″ 250.00 (Currently at Crescent Hill)
We walk the horizon – Acrylic on Canvas 36″ x 36″ SOLD
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
I will leave the light on – Acrylic on Birch Panel 24″ x 24″ 1100.00
Make up your mind – Acrylic on Canvas 36″ x 36″ 2500.00
I am in the light – Acrylic on Canvas 36″ Diameter 2500.00
We crumble into the blue – Acrylic on Canvas 36″ x 36″ 2500.00
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