Bio

Samantha Williams-Chapelsky completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta in 2009, with distinction, majoring in painting and art history.

Samantha has been exhibiting her art extensively for the past 13 years, participating in numerous exhibitions and international art fairs.

Her paintings are included in numerous corporate and private collections and are represented in Whistler, Toronto and Ottawa commercial art galleries.

“My work primarily focuses on the depiction of an abstracted landscape. This landscape is in a constant state of change from weather to the effect of human presence. There are never ending conversations of patterns, lights, rivers, lakes, snow and sun. I aim to capture these conversations by creating a relationship between the sky and ground of a landscape. I create this relationship with highly textured, bold coloured acrylic paint with geometric carved edges and soft brushwork.

The play between the colors and brush strokes nods to Impressionism of the 1900’s as well as California impressionists of the day where a landscape was painted as if to show movement. I pull from abstract expressionism which simplifies landscapes into basic compositional pieces – a balance of space defined by the horizon line. My work is a abstracted impressionistic perspective of the rural, natural landscapes.”