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.

port moody 5

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!

Art by Samantha Williams-Chapelsky


Acrylic on Board  60" x 60"

Acrylic on Board
60″ x 60″

New Work

After an amazing trip to the west coast, I am inspired by the Rocky Mountains that border Alberta and British Columbia.

This painting was completed in acrylic paint, and had a neutral grey base- a color I do not normally use, but I love how the mountain lights sparkle with the grey in behind.


Welcome to my new website. This site will document my adventures in acrylic paint, new techniques, trials, and experimentation! I am excited to launch this site as a sort of blog/workshop/source of inspiration for artists everywhere!

As an acrylic artist for the past 10 years, I have experimented on unique supports, on various substrates, incorporated various materials into my work, and have tried multiple brands and types of acrylic paint. As a medium, I believe acrylic can do amazing things!

This site will publish how-to techniques that I have developed, and some that I have learned working with GOLDEN artist colors as the working artist for Alberta.

Fall classes for 2014 are now posted!