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 email@example.com – 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org !
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 SOLD
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 email@example.com
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!
My newest series is in progress – and I have to say- I think it is one of my favorites!
These works are exploring a new subject for me but continuing on my exploration of cloudscapes.
Halo Effect acrylic and stone on canvas 36″ Diameter – SOLD
Skies of Kites Acrylic and Stone on Canvas 40″ Diameter – SOLD
The World’s Greatest Acrylic on Canvas 40″ Diameter SOLD
Acrylic on Terraskin – framed 24″ x 24″
This series of cloudscapes is a continuation on from my most recent work, which referenced the sky in abstract variations of color and texture. This series aims to create a gateway of space for the viewer to travel into a surreal world of clouds and sky through a shaped canvas called a Tondo.
The Tondo is an Italian word for a circular painting or relief. This style was popular during the Renaissance, but can be found in art history since antiquity. In the renaissance, the Tondo portrayed a window into a three dimensional space. Often it was used to depict mythological, classical or literary themes. Today, the term shaped canvas is particularly associated with certain works created mostly in New York after about 1960, during a period when a great variety and quantity of such works were produced.
Artists such as Frank Stella, Damien Hirst, and Tomokazu Matsuyama have used this unique shape to depict the object-like nature of art.
The challenge with this shape of canvas is that it has no axial orientation, leaving the artist to be in a constant state of shifting and changing its position. The Tondo shape is the perfect shape with a link to art history as well as recognition for the minimalist painters in the 1960s whose work has influenced so much of today’s contemporary art world.
This body of work aims to challenge the conventional rectangular shape of landscapes today, and entangle realism and surrealism. Through referencing artists such as JMW Turner, I aim to look for the awe in the weather patterns of the sky, and expectations of change in the clouds. By referencing artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, and Frank Stella, I shift the focus from capturing the realistic aspect of the cloudscape to one of layers of abstraction and nuance.