June and July 2015

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June 2015 

Golden Artist Colors

I was honored to be able to visit Golden Artist Colors in New Berlin, New York this month. It was a whirlwind trip of learning, making, testing paint and meeting the amazing individuals who work for Golden. I was already sold by this company for its treatment of artists, as well as its commitment to quality. But by visiting the space itself and meeting the individuals who work for Golden – I am in awe. I have never seen a company so committed to making high quality products for the art world that they test to extremes and ensure that the artist is using the best. From the batches of hand ground oil paint made by the meticulous measuring of skilled craftsmen to the crazy vats of acrylic gel gloss hoisted across the acrylic workroom floor- I could hardly believe my eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how paint is made and tested and how these tests continue on existing and new products.

I also had the chance to meet with Mark Golden and his wife Barbara Golden and daughter Emma Golden.  I was so delighted to meet with all of them (and a little nervous)and to hear their amazing tales from the past , as well as goals for the future. I am honored to be working for them in the role that I am in, and all in all – this trip has taught me more about paint then I ever thought I could know. And maybe even a little more than that.

Golden Paint 

I am also delighted to announce that Golden Paint has asked me to present at their international conference this December In Miami Florida! I will be presenting a lecture titled Newsletter know-how and Social Media Savvy. This presentation will discuss the benefits of social media, easy ways to incorporate social media into busy schedules and the importance of maintaining an active mailing list with workshop registrants, art buyers, art dealers, and artist groups.
I am honored and delighted to be presenting at this conference to my artist peers!

Harmony Arts Festival
Juried Group Exhibition 

West Vancouver
July 31- August 9 

I am pleased to announce my work, Cerulean Sky was juried into the Harmony arts festivals Group Exhibition in West Vancouver. This year’s juried Group Exhibition features the mixed media works of artists Exploring the Balance between Harmony and Discord. The theme for this exhibition asks artists where harmony and balance are found in our lives, art or nature. These opposing states are explored in works that encourage conversation.
For more information on this exhibition, visit http://harmonyarts.ca

Oil on Canvas  30" x 30"  2000.00  Framed

Art in the Garden 

Summer Art Show and Soiree
Saturday July 11, 2015
1 Fulton Place, St.Albert
Noon – 10 pm 
Please join us for a day of delicous treats in a garden setting filled with art. Come to enjoy the view, chat and visit with artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky and husband Cole Chapelsky. 
Artworks including paintings, and hand painted silk scarves will be available for sale or simply for your viewing enjoyment.
To RSVP, please email samanthawilliams@live.ca 

Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung and my studio seems to be buzzing with activity. I am currently working on new floral paintings in oils as well as some textured landscapes for some up and coming exhibitions. I am currently showing “The Sturcture of Sky” at the Paint Spot in Edmonton, Alberta as well as ongoing exhibitions at The Daffodil Gallery and Gibson Fine Art in Calgary. I am continuing to develop these new series of works. Stay Tuned!

Oil on Canvas  30

Oil on Canvas 30″ x 30″ 2000.00 Framed

The Nature of Silk

I am so excited and happy to announce my exhibition in Port Moody, British Columbia. This exhibition was a culmination of months of work and planning. I was wowed by the presentation of the works in the gallery space, and really humbled by the sheer volume of silk flowing through the art centre space. I am very proud of this body of work and could not be happier with the overall look of the exhibition!

Pieces flowed in the breeze and everything seemed bright with color. This whole series was painted on habotai silk with a water based wax resist and beautiful jacquard dyes.

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For more information on this exhibition, please visit http://www.pomoarts.ca/gallery/current-exhibit 

February 2015

Arizona Sunrise

It is a busy month in my studio with workshop preparations, exhibit works in various stages, and oh so many supplies… My most recent works are highlighting the landscape of the south- specifically that of Arizona. I fell in love with this rugged red landscape, and am drawn to the mountains, peaks and valleys of this area. I am hoping to complete a small series of works from this recent adventure, as well as continue on my “Juicy” painting quest.



Sedona Ridge

Sedona Ridge

After a lovely week away from the cold, I have returned from sunny Arizona and was certainly taken aback by the beautiful and wondrous landscape. I am looking forward to creating some new works based on the desert and the surrounding red rock.

This month marks the start of my exhibition year with “Not your parents Watercolour” at the Daffodil Gallery. This exhibit will feature 8 of my handpainted silk scarves and tapestries.

The opening reception is on Thursday January 22 from 5 – 8 pm

For more information, visit http://www.daffodilgallery.ca/not-your-parents-watercolours.html

2015 and Beyond!

This year is starting off with a bang and I am happy to announce a few up and coming exhibitions, projects and events that will be happening throughout 2015. I will shortly have some more great news to share- but here is a listing of what is on the go!

silk work

Silk Banner in Progress

Not Your Parents’ Watercolor 

Daffodil Gallery
Edmonton, AB
January 21 – February 15, 2015

This exhibit will feature some brand new work on silk – including tapestry style and silk scarves.

Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress -Satin with Acrylic Dye 

The Nature of Silk 
Port Moody Arts Centre
Port Moody, British Columbia
April 16 – May 14, 2015

This exhibition is a Solo show that will share over 40 pieces of silk including a hand painted wedding dress and an installation of 10′  silk panels.

Shattered in Manganese Blue  Acrylic and Stone on Board  20" x 24"

Shattered in Manganese Blue
Acrylic and Stone on Board
20″ x 24″

A Landscape Shattered 
Naess Gallery, The Paint Spot
Edmonton, AB
July 6 – August 17 2015
VASA Gallery
Solo Exhibition
St.Albert, AB
October 2015

This exhibit will feature over 200 pieces of original artwork documenting my surrounding landscape!

Ongoing Representation 

Daffodil Gallery 
10412 124th Street
Edmonton, Alberta

Gibson Fine Art 
628 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta

2014 Draws to a close

Acrylic and Stone on Board

Acrylic and Stone on Board

What a wonderful and busy year! I have held multiple solo exhibitions this year, as well as been a part of some amazing groups of artists. I have to say, nothing inspires an artist more than a fresh new year in the making!

Thank you for all of your support and encouragement! Share and pass along my website, and stay tuned for some amazing new projects in the works for 2015!