Invisible Acts of Power


June newsletter is out and inspired by Caroline Myss’s book: Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles. Enjoy online here: or subscribe to receive monthly updates:

Three New Paintings

ContentToBe2016DChaney.pngThree brand new paintings fresh from the studio June 2016 entitled “Content to be right where I am”. In this triptych, each original mixed media abstract painting is 23″ x 30″ on coldpress 300 pound water colour paper and can be mounted on wood panel or framed under glass. All three pieces are available for rent or purchase call/text (604) 736-5111. Best to come to the studio and see the paintings ‘in person’ if you are in Vancouver, BC, as these are very non-professional pictures taken on my cell phone – you can see the various lighting not working to show off these beauties. I’ll have them professionally photographed in due course, but was so excited to share with you as they are new and exciting! Probably the centre picture is the closest to the actual look – they are very light and have an etheral feel to them! See more pieces in this series at Fragments of Life Paintings.

Creativity gets us out of the box


I love this quote by John Mayer “They love to tell you,  stay inside the lines. But something’s better on the other side.” It’s from his song ‘No Such Thing’ and I feel like it really applies to being creative. It gets us into new possibilities and options that did not previously exist. It gets us out of our own boxes, beyond the lines that were drawn for us at the start. This is something I love about the painting process, is that it’s a safe and easy way to practice being creative and expanding myself. Then, as I grow this creative courage in the studio, I can go into the ‘real world’ and be more brave, more curious, more creative with greater confidence. I intend to offer support to my students in growing this creative and risk-taking muscle in the workshops I offer.]

Next workshop has 2 spots left


I often have a surge of creativity just before and especially after teaching a workshop. It’s one of the reasons I teach – to keep me inspired and energized about my own work. There are two spots open for this next weekend’s upcoming Layers and Process: Abstract Painting Workshop Sat/Sun June 18/19th in Kitsilano, Vancouver.

Morning Tree

This beauty wanted to say ‘hello’ yesturday morning on my walk in Lynn Valley in North Vancouver… so I took a picture to share with you.

Yoga in Barcelona anyone?


Kirsti Abernethy is offering Yoga classes in Barcelona and (so cool!) and enthusiastically printed her flyers (with permission, thank you for asking!) using a Deb Chaney Yoga Girl Painting Image. Love the yoga/ painting collaboration half way across the world! You can contact Kristi at +44 7798 525 878 / +34 602 471 871 to sign up for her yoga classes in Spain 2016.

Early Bird Workshop Special Closes Friday

Just a heads up if you are looking at taking my Layers and Process abstract painting workshop in acrylics in Kitsilano, Vancouver this June  18 & 19th, 2016, the last day to receive the early bird discount special is this Friday June 3rd. All the workshop description and the pricing details and full workshop description can be found here: (604) 736 – 5111LayersProcessPosterJune2016_IMAGE