Samantha Williams-Chapelsky

Taking inspiration from the stunning beauty of Canada’s vast and diverse terrain, I create large-scale landscapes that employ techniques of impressionist and expressionist abstraction in order to harness the powerful emotions these spaces can evoke.

A devotion to process and materials anchors my work, which employs a range of tools—including brooms and palette knives. I apply litres of oil and acrylic paint to birch panels, along with a selection of paste media. The goal, ultimately, is to express a sympathy between my naturalistic subject matter and the constituent elements of my practice. Variety is fundamental; the work has distinct finishes, sheens, and textures ranging the full spectrum of surfaces, from a vivid shine to a tranquil matte to an energetic texture that might suggest the turmoil of a particular topography or cloudscape. Complementing these textural elements are gestural marks and rich colour palettes. What unfolds is an artistic journey in which I am guided intuitively toward the optimal form-content harmony that captures the magnificence of these natural environments.

I am inspired by the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, Lee Krasner, and Helen Frankenthaler and their commitment to the splendour of nature and to the human search for a place therein. Ultimately, my own process of discovery is shared with my viewers, who are invited to connect and engage with the work of art in both a sensorial and emotional capacity, and in turn reflect on their own investment and involvement within the profound relationship between humanity and landscape.

Collected into the permanent collection of the Alberta Government (2023).

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Samantha Williams-Chapelsky - Summer Season, 12" x 12"
Samantha Williams-Chapelsky Summer Season 12" x 12"
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Samantha Williams-Chapelsky - Cloud Swoop, 12" x 12"
Samantha Williams-Chapelsky Cloud Swoop 12" x 12"
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Samantha Williams-Chapelsky - Summerland 24" diameter
Samantha Williams-Chapelsky Summerland 24" diameter
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Samantha Williams-Chapelsky - We Stand Free 24" x 48"
Samantha Williams-Chapelsky We Stand Free 24" x 48"
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Samantha Williams-Chapelsky Finding A Rhythm in the Clouds 36" x 48"
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Samantha Williams-Chapelsky Standing By 35" x 59"
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Samantha Williams-Chapelsky - Twilight Breeze, 48" x 48"
Samantha Williams-Chapelsky Twilight Breeze 48" x 48"
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Samantha Williams-Chapelsky - Lake Life, 54" x 54"
Samantha Williams-Chapelsky Lake Life 54" x 54"
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