After a spectacularly busy summer, I have embraced the fall time which is full of workshops and lectures across two provinces.
I am very excited to celebrate the release of my first online workshop – Watercolor Landscape Workshop on Teachable! For this workshop, students will be exploring the use of QoR watercolors on a textured paste to create a unique landscape painting that can be showcased without glass! The greatest part of this workshop is that each person can create at their own pace and on their own timeline! To sign up, visit Watercolor Workshop!
This month I spent a fabulous week touring several art stores and arts guilds in Saskatchewan. I hosted over 220 students in Golden Acrylic, Watercolor and Watermedia Lectures and I had so much fun talking about the “amazingness” of Golden Paints. If you have an arts group or organization with over 30 members that would be interested in hosting a Golden Lecture Demo, email email@example.com !
I was so excited to spend a week in New Orleans this month helping train 20 Golden Artist Educators with the Education Directors from Golden Artist Colors – the fabulous Patti Brady and amazing Kevin Greeland. I met such a talented group of women from all over the world, and I cannot wait to see where they take their own workshops and art practices.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
I travelled to Toronto to showcase my landscape work at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This show was so well attended and I was impressed by the calibre of artists showing in the exhibition. With 7 pieces that found new homes in the Toronto area – I am looking forward to applying again for 2018.
The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Canada’s largest, longest running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. Founded in 1961,Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
was established to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary art to the general public. For more information, visit Toronto Outdoor Art.
Art in the Garden
A huge thank you to all who attended Art in the Garden on Saturday July 29. This was my busiest, best attended outdoor garden show yet and I am so honoured to have such a wonderful support network in Alberta! Thank you to everyone who came out, enjoyed some art, chatted and those who even took pieces home to adorn their walls.
Make up your mind – Acrylic on Canvas 36″ x 36″ 2500.00
I am at Odds – Acrylic on Canvas 36″ x 36″ 2500.00
Private Studio Tours
Looking to add artwork to your home, but want to see works in person? Want to see my newest works yet to be on display? Visit my studio for a private tour and artwork selection to suit your space. Be inspired and see the brush marks in person! Please email Studio Tours
for more information.
After 10 days in New York City, I am happy to return home and get back into the studio. The Affordable Art Fair New York City was a fabulous new experience and I was absolutely delighted with the overall turnout and feedback I received for my artwork.
I cannot let you go – Acrylic on Canvas 36″ x 36″ 2500.00
I am lost and found – Acrylic on Canvas 36″ x 36″ 2500.00
Terraced Ground Acrylic on Canvas 40″ Diameter 3000.00
I reflect you, You reflect me – Acrylic on canvas 2500.00
Reclaimed Terrain Acrylic on Canvas 48″ x 48″ 4800.00
I am, Because of you – Acrylic on Canvas 48″ Diameter 4800.00
I am excited to display this new series of paintings at Gibson Fine Art in Calgary, Alberta. This series explores the ever changing relationship and the conversations between the Land and Sky. As a visual artist, I am constantly inspired by this relationship of the ethereal sky and the tangible ground.
My work primarily focuses on the depiction of the Canadian landscape. The landscape of Canada and specifically that of Western Canada is in a constant state of change. From weather to the effect of human presence to the pastoral landscape, idyllic in the minds of prairie dwellers, there are never ending conversations of patterns, lights, and landscape horizons. I aim to capture the relationship between the sky and ground. This stark divisional line suggests a disconnect and yet neither sky nor ground would exist without the other. This balance of space defined by the horizon line is the simple definition of the Canadian landscape. I sketch and paint the views of Alberta and British Columbia from life, and transfer these ideas to larger scale canvas’ and boards. I document the shifting movement of the clouds and weather patterns with gestural brushwork, thick uses of both oil and acrylic paint and vivid color. I aim to capture the landscape not as a mimetic depiction, but as a gestural interpretation of the movement of the land itself, and its ever fluctuating subtleties of the natural, urban, growth, desolation, and regrowth.
This exhibition runs from February 25 – March 11, 2017
The opening reception will be March 4, 2017 1 – 3pm
Gibson Fine Art
628 11 Ave SW #102,
Calgary, AB T2R 0E2
For more information, please visit Gibson Fine Art or contact Samantha Williams-Chapelsky for exhibition images and pricing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Affordable Art Fair New York
I will be travelling to New York City in late March to showcase a new body of work at the Affordable Art Fair held in Chelsea. The Show will run from March 29 – April 2, 2017. I am excited to attend and display my work along side fellow artist Jenny Keith. For more information, visit https://affordableartfair.com/ or for tickets to the event, contact Samantha
These two pieces will be travelling to New York to showcase at the Affordable Art Fair. I am experimenting with Golden Light Molding Paste and a few new palettes of colours to create a relationship between the sky and ground.
Still working away in my studio on this show – so stay tuned for new pieces!
The Lily Pad Acrylic on Canvas 40″ Diameter – SOLD
New Series in Progress
My Abstract Landscapes on Tondo canvas’ are coming along – I am loving the shape and finally feeling confident in its challenges and opportunities!
As fall approaches, I am back in my studio painting from some of my recent summer travels around the world. I have to say, I was most inspired by the landscape of Iceland and I am so passionate about this latest series of work!
Stay tuned for more pieces on the way!