As I start another year working a bit more in my studio – I am excited to continue working on a few ongoing series. I am incorporating printmaking into my work this year and a little bit more texture within my Landscape Paintings! Stay tuned for updates and events!
I am releasing new series of Mountain Landscapes at the end of August titled Rocky Mountain Snap Shots – Which is a documentation of the mountain landscapes across Alberta. These regions are iconic and well-known and so beautiful to visit in person – I aim to capture the feeling of these spaces in each piece!
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.
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.
“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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.