‘As The Crow Flies’ Juried Group Show Opening Night Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

Fragments-of-life-28.jpgI’m honored and excited to be exhibiting ‘Fragments of Life #28’ 22″ x 30″ x 1.5″Mixed Media on wood panel at The Gallery at The Cultch

You are invited to the opening of

As the Crow Flies: Eastside Culture Crawl Society
20th Anniversary Exhibition

Opening reception:
November 2nd  – 6pm to 8pm

Exhibition open November 2 – 21, 2016

To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, the Eastside Culture Crawl Society is mounting a multi-venue salon-style exhibition titled As The Crow Flies. This exciting event features work from 70 artists who have participated in the Culture Crawl over the last 20 years.  Juried by Paul de Guzman, Eri Ishii, and Katsumi Kimoto.

The exhibitions features works by Andrea Armstrong, Suzy Baker, Olga Campbell, Deb Chaney, Ben Z Cooper, Melanie Ellery, Bernadine Fox, Louise Francis-Smith, Ken Gerberick, Shannon Harvey, Tannis Hopkins, Jason Husmillo, Kari Kristensen, Bernie Lee, Dzee Louise, Marta Musa, Lisa Ochowycz, Ross den Otter, Sherri Rogers, Lori Sokoluk, Katrina Stock, Michal Tkachenko, and Alex Waber

The Gallery at The Cultch is wheelchair accessible.

Come to the opening night for a lively night of art or visit the gallery from 12pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday. Ring the doorbell to gain access to the gallery.

We deeply appreciate your ongoing enthusiasm and support and we look forward to sharing this evening with you. We hope that you can join us!

For more information, visit:  The Cultch Gallery Online

The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 Canada

New Painting : ‘Glitzy 4’


Glitzy 4 11” x 15”  Mixed Media and Acrylics on Paper, Little Gems Series (c) Deb Chaney 2016. Original Available on  the date of this post. info@debchaney.com. Prints now available at http://www.saatchiart.com/debchaney

Glitzy 4 is part of a series of smaller paintings called ‘Little Gems’. These original paintings ‘Little Gems’  are all connected by their inspiration: practice, play, and experimentation with acrylics and mixed media. They are the results of my art making practice, often done in front of a workshop group! For this piece, the letter 4 is my daughter Ruthie’s favorite number which I beautifully created with gold glitter. There are many other textured layers of intriguing mixed media also creating a look of layers going deep into the earth. Enjoy.

New Paintings! Here we are Again, Again i, ii & iii

These original paintings are part of my Little Gems series and are connected by their inspiration:  practice and experimentation with acrylics and mixed media. They are the results of my art making practice, often done in front of a workshop group!

Here we are Again, Again i, ii, and iii 9” x 12” Mixed Media on Loose Canvas (c) Deb Chaney 2015. Original Available at date of this post. Prints at:  https://www.saatchiart.com/debchaney
This piece in particular describes how on our personal healing journeys we may be confronted with the same patterns and situations again and again (watch the movie Groundhog Dog to really get this) and until we learn the lesson and clear the issue/misconception then we can move onward. Until them, here we are again, again i, ii and iii.

Your wild & precious life


Today’s quote  from the poet Mary Oliver “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Personally, I plan to feel good, dance, and make lots of art. I plan to adventure in beautiful natural places. I plan to help others by living as an example, in my truth, by being authentic and living an inspired life.  I plan to walk through deep clear puddles in the rain. To appreciate the magic moments. To dream, to write, to allow myself to desire great things for my life. To read great, entertaining and wonderful novels. To daydream and  play along side forest streams. To eat and enjoy gourmet food. To swim naked in the ocean. To camp. To sit by the fire and feel the warmth. To be with horses. To have a dog. To be with and of love and light. To eat layered chocolate vanilla ice-cream cake. I plan to attend a Coldplay concert. I plan to share connections with people  I love who inspire me, energize me, and help me collaborate with them in making both our lives even better. To visit the Hadaii Gwaii. To be at peace with the moment. To feel gratitude for all the good that has been, that is now, that is to come.

and you? what are you wild and wonderful plans?

New work! A to Z i, ii & iii


“A to Z” i, ii and ii 9” x 12” Mixed Media on Loose Canvas (c) Deb Chaney 2016 http://www.debchaney.com original available at date of post, prints and giclees for sale at https://www.saatchiart.com/debchaney

I recently found an old dictionary at a thrift store, along with some new acrylic spray paint, so these started the process, inspired by practice and play. A friend of mine gave me some India ink and that came next. I blended acrylics with my fingers and results are these three Little Gem paintings ‘A to Z’ i, ii and iii.

keywords: graffiti loose energetic neutral black white debchaney letters

You’re invited! Open Studio & Live Music and Art Making Event: Saturday October 22cd, 2016


Join us for a unique experience at Deb’s Art Studio.  In collaboration with a guitar instrumentalist, Deb will be creating a live contemporary mixed media abstract painting right before your eyes! Watch and listen as the art and music interplay, unfold, and are simultaneously created for your entertainment and inspirational enjoyment. The final painting will be auctioned off that night to the highest bidder. The Studio will be open both prior and after the show for connection, art sales, and art rental inquiries. Doors open at 7 pm. The Show starts at 8 pm. Please do RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!

Tickets. Event is Free of charge. Please get your tickets here while they are Available: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/live-art-music-performance-tickets-27551265577


Capture Coquitlam Exhibit in the News!


I am so excited for you to see  my latest mixed media abstract painting ‘Evergreen Coquitlam’ hanging at the Capture Coquitlam Exhibit opening reception this Friday October 7th at 7 pm at Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue in Coquitlam. http://www.placedesarts.ca Art exhibit runs October 13-22cd. According to the curator it’s one of – if not the only – abstract piece in the show!

Join us for Mixed Media playtime on Bowen Island Wed Oct 5th!


Looking forward to making collage at with images, quotes, mixed media & acrylics on Bowen Island this week! It’s Wednesday Oct 5th 9-4. Call (604) 947- 2216 to register.

EXPERIMENTING WITH ACRYLICS AND MIXED MEDIA on Bowen Island with Deb Chaney and the Bowen Island Arts Council – 1 day  – Wednesday, October 5, 9am – 4pm. Location: Gallery at Gallery @ Artisan Square Join Deb Chaney for a full day of play and experimentation with acrylics and mixed media! You will learn 9 mixed media techniques you can use to add intrigue, depth, and texture to your acrylic paintings. Try some gels, pastes and mirror leaf products and see the effects they can create. We’ll focus on having fun and supporting your creative expansion. Lots of demonstrations, plenty of painting time. Cost $100 + GST. Bring your acrylic paints & support. We’ll provide the Mixed Media. To register call (604) 947-2216 or go online http://www.bowencommunityrecreation.com/recreation-guide.html

The Music Inside You


I recently watched ‘The Shift‘ movie with Wayne Dyer and was so deeply touched by its message, I decided to watch it again. I still feel like I could watch it many more times and learn the simple lessons that I keep forgetting over and over in this life. Today I was particularly inspired by the part where he shares the story of reading a Leo Tolstoy short story about a man, who upon his death bed, realizes he lived his  whole life wrong and who dies with regret. After Dr. Dyer read that story he decided to himself to not die with his music still in him. Well, this posted is dedicated to you Dr. Wayne Dyer, you who have certainly shared your music with all of us through your books, writings, teachings, recording and this profoundly beautiful movie. I know you can see this from where you are – so thank you, thank you, thank you !