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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.