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.
Prairie Drift – Acrylic on Birch Panel 12″ x 36″ 800.00
The vestiges of us – Acrylic on birch panel 30″ x 30″ SOLD
Prairie Fall – Acrylic on Panel 20″ x 20″ 750.00
I am grass – Acrylic on Panel 20″ x 20″ SOLD
Cloud formations – Acrylic on Panel 24″ x 36″ SOLD
I am dusk – Acrylic on Panel 20″ x 20″ SOLD
I am canola – 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″ SOLD
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 SOLD
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
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
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″ SOLD
Terraced Ground Acrylic on Canvas 40″ Diameter SOLD
I am, Because of you – Acrylic on Canvas 48″ Diameter 4800.00
I reflect you, You reflect me – Acrylic on canvas SOLD
Reclaimed Terrain Acrylic on Canvas 48″ x 48″ SOLD
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!