Be an interior designer! Help us choose art for a naturopathic office…

Dear reader, thank you for stopping by! I’d love your opinion, please! A dear friend of mine has opened up a naturopathic doctor’s office in California and is looking to decorate it with my art work! Gosh I’m so grateful, touched, and excited.  I’d love if you’re willing to participate and give your feedback and be the interior designer for today! I have a LOT of artwork, so there are many choices from my extensive portfolios, however to simplify the process, I’ve steered her towards the Fragments of Life Series work for several reasons:

  • Most of this work is on paper so its easy to ship
  • Some of these paintings have the same green colours shown in two of the office rooms
  • Works on paper can be framed and matted with an aesthetic that will match the decor and feel of the office – she can add her own sense of style
  • These artworks were painted in series so they can be hung next to each other and look great.

For reference I’m calling the rooms; the green room, the sink room, and office room 1 & 2. Pictured above.

Please do leave your comments below with a link from my website to the piece you think would fit in the specified room. I’m excited to see your ideas

And, as a thank you for those that participate, if the good doctor chooses your recommendation, I’d like to offer you one of the following: 50% off an original piece of my artwork or 25% off the painting workshop I am offering in Vancouver, BC in April.

Feature on Art Biz Blog


Big thanks to Alyson Stanfield for showcasing an image of me with my Fragments of Life Series Paintings by Deb Chaney paintings in her blog article; 5 Crucial Things To Do After Your Art Openings. I have worked with Alyson in the past and highly recommend her programs and coaching in support of professional visual artists. This article is succinct and well written, valuable for all exhibiting artists. My favourite tip is to keep the gallery space alive! So true, energy is what ultimately attracts us to things, even if we are not consciously aware of it. At my last exhibit at Gallery 117 in Delta with fellow Vancouver artist Amy Bjorn , we had two handsome and talented musicians come and play live during the show! Some of us even started dancing!

Private Painting Lessons Available


Here’s a fun quick selfie we took last week after our private painting lesson. First off, big shout out and THANK YOU to Ms. Jude Kusnierz of the Beaumont Studios for referring Ben to me for private painting lessons in abstract mixed media painting. Second off, meet Ben Lumb, he is a master craftsman in stone work and owner of Coastal Stonescapes (  It’s a pleasure to inspire and facilitate his journey in painting!

Interested in receiving one-one-one lessons and learn to paint mixed media abstract painting from start to finish? You can learn the basics of abstract painting – the 3 C’s, the 3 WOW’s (how to make your painting fantastic), and how to critique and complete your painting. Diving into the beautiful process with Deb, your lessons will be tailored to your individual needs and wants as per your interest and passion. Some options will be creating in layers by adding and removing paint; mixing heavy body paints, tinting & shading, creating texture, lifting and staining, glazing with polymer mediums, and adding mixed media. Private classes are structured so that you are given information and inspiration, this may include a slide show or a demonstration, and that you set out afterwards to do your homework and painting time. Classes include  handouts.

Dates: You choose! We will go for six one hour classes, each week, for six weeks.

Location: Deb’s home Studios in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Canada or online via video conferencing using (you’ll need a computer!)

Cost: $450 Includes 6 lessons and handouts for each lesson. (Discount rates available for groups)

Register: or call/text (604) 736- 5111

Never give up: Inspirational Quote on Art


Inspirational Quote for today: “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.The time will pass anyways.” -Earl Nightingale
Workshops, Books & Creative Inspiration

Background painting  is called ‘Let’s Play’ 36” x 36” x 1.5” Mixed Media on canvas by Deb Chaney official website & Art Portfolio, original available for sale or rent at date of this post

Vancouver Art Studio Available

Lori Sokoluk  is looking for one more artist to share space in her new studio.
Here’s the info on the space, and a few (under renovation) photos:

Space available in shared studio
1200sf studio in Strathcona area of Vancouver, BC with good natural light and ventilation; within Crawl boundaries; opposite a park. You’ll be sharing with 3 relaxed by professional artists. You’ll have 140sf private space plus shared storage, kitchen, lounge, and open flex space. Perfect for painters, jewelers, writers, photographers… no toxic materials, kilns, dusty practices or heavy machinery. $500/month includes heat, electricity, wifi, garbage and recycling service. Available March 1, 2016. Contact Lori Sokoluk 604-782-3511

1. exterior of the private space that is available
2. inside the private room that is available
3. part of the large open space (other artists and flex space)

Radio Interview with Simon Armstrong

BCITCoopRadioToday! Tuesday February 9th, 2016 at 3pm you can tune into BCIT Co-op Radio and enjoy an inspirational interview with Deb Chaney by Simon Armstrong about creativity, life as an artist, creative process and other answers Deb gave to Simon’s intriguing and valiant questions! Stream the radio station live here at: BC IT Radio live stream  Visit their website at BCIT Co-op Radio or simply go the old fashioned way, tune in on your radio to 107.9. Here are the interview links if you missed it. Part 1: Part 1 Deb Chaney Simon Armstrong Interview  Part 2: Deb Chaney Simon Armstrong Interview Part 2