September 2015 Newsletter is out!

DebIlluminateBannerAfter a wee little respite  (more than a year… two perhaps ?!!! 🙂 ) I have a wonderful technical helper and am sending out

my monthly newsletter once again. Keep posted on an upcoming FREE mixed media demonstration sometime this fall in Vancouver… And an entirely new one day workshop is in the brewing process. The newsletter is the best place to find out first. Sign up here: Newsletter Sign up

Deb Chaney September Newsletter 2015

Vancouver. November. A New Workshop: Layers & Process: A Journey in Abstract Painting

DebTitsPaintingLayers & Process: A Journey in Abstract Painting with Acrylics & Mixed Media.

If you’re ready to have fun, take risks, and take your art to the next level, this new workshop is for you! Whether you are a beginner or experienced artist, you are welcome and sure to learn and grown in your art and creativity. With an emphasis on experimentation and creative process, this informative abstract mixed media and acrylic painting class teaches you the fundamentals of abstract painting, building on composition, colour, content, and how to finish a painting and take it to the next level – make it wow!

Our goal for for you is to support you in the completion of one large painting,  from start to finish. You will learn; mixing heavy body paints, tinting & shading, creating texture, lifting and staining, basics in glazing and adding layers with polymer mediums, how to add depth and dimension to your artwork.  The workshop will allow for lots of painting time and the opportunity to explore your own creative freedom and discovery. There will be many  demonstrations and simple personal guidance offered for each artist participating from the instructor.

All artists welcome – beginners to advanced.

Dates: November 6-8. Fri, Sat & Sun. 10 – am – 4 pm each day.

Beaumont Studios Artspace in Vancouver
16 West 5th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Y 3P1 Canada
The Beaumont Map

Cost $495
Includes digital workbook

Materials List – posted on website  (go to workshops tab)

call/text (604) 736- 5111

Register online

About your workshop facilitator, Deb Chaney

Deb Chaney  has been a professional working artist. For over a decade, specializing in contemporary abstract artworks in mixed media and acrylics. She teaches and speaks about the creative process and living an inspired empowered life. She stands for each of us being creative beings and aims to support others in their process. She loves being outdoors in nature, has a knack for adventure, and is currently enjoying learning to play and sing with her guitar. Her artworks can be seen at  her teaching/speaking endeavors at

Mastermind Group Start September 16th – 2 spots left

MastermindPicThis September 2015 I have created a Mastermind group, Based on the Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich mastermind group concept. We have 2 spots remaining to the right persons. (date of this post)


“There is synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement that participants bring to a Mastermind Group. The beauty of Mastermind Groups is that participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.”

For our group, its best if:

Best if there are no competitors in the group – pls look at the list of current members and their focus/expertise to ensure you are a fit.
Best if we are at close to/ similar levels of success in life/business areas. (our group all members are actively engaged in pursuing their dreams)
Best if we have a similar overall desire/focus for the group:
Our members are community oriented, spiritually minded, and whom are actively living their dreams!

Current members
S – professional life coach,/lawyer/film production
K – realestate investor/entrepreneur/leader in women’s wellness
D – artist/speaker/author/group facilitator (me here)
L- graphic artist/illustrator/author/filmmaker/blogger

We will meet bi-monthly (twice a month), Wednesday evenings, via conference call, from 7- 8:30 PM. First call will be Wednesday September 16th , 7 –  8:30 PM, then next call is Wednesday 30th 7- 8:30 PM, every two weeks, for the next 6  months.

Each call will be 1 1/2 hours via conference call phone.  There would be enough time on each call for EACH person to share, and for EACH of us to receive group support. I would be responsible for an opening and a closing.

The cost to participate is $50/month.  I also ask each group participant commits to 6 months working together.

If you’re interested, intrigued, excited and open to the possibly, please ensure you fit the above criteria, can commit for 6 months and pls email ( me with these questions answered to start:

Do you have a personal or business mission or vision statement?
What are your three-year goals?
What is your commitment to moving forward in your business and personal life?
Why should you be chosen to participate in this group?

Deb Chaney

Today’s Play: Is the Painting Finished?


Today’s painting in process in the studio. Here’s the big question, is it finished? How do you know?  Many seasoned artists have an internal sense within themselves when a painting is finished, some do not. Come join me this November 2015 in Vancouver at the Beaumont Studios where I will be teaching ‘Layers & Process: A Journey in Abstract Painting with Mixed Media & Acrylics‘ and I will share with you the 3 C’s, the 3 WOW’s and the fool proof system I use to tell if a painting is finished. You can register here: Layers & Process workshop.  As yet untitled in process painting above is 23 ” x 30 ” Acrylics & Mixed Media on 300 pound paper (c) Deb Chaney 2015. See more work similar to this at: Deb Chaney Original Art Fragments of Life.