Artist & Studios
About Deb Chaney
Deb Chaney, SCA is a professional abstract artist working in mixed media, acrylics and collage - painting small and large paintings on canvas, panel and paper. Predominantly self-taught, she has been painting and selling her contemporary abstract work for over a decade to private collectors throughout the world. In 2010 Rainmaker Films, Inc. commissioned and used her artwork in a film. As well as maintaining her own studio practice, Deb is the founder of Illuminate the Artist WithinTM offering workshops and retreats in Canada and the US since 2008. http://www.debchaney.com
Workshop Opportunities with Deb Chaney
Currently, Deb Chaney offers three 2-day intensive weekend workshops in Vancouver:
1.) Energizing and Experimental: An introduction to abstract painting in mixed media and acrylics, focusing on creative process with focus on design and color.
2.) Thick and layered acrylic painting: An advanced experience allowing participants to build and dig back into thick layers of acrylics and mixed media, exploring transparent, translucent and opaque layers. Sanding, etching and removal techniques are the beginning of the fun.
3.) Collage creations: Learn the fundamentals of creating art using collage -- stained papers, marbling, split ink, gold leaf, transfers, lazertran, and embedded objects.
Deb also hosts Illuminate the Artist Within (TM) retreat/workshop which is a 5-day experience for artists looking to delve deeper into the inner creative process and spiritual nature of art making.
For those in driving distance to Deb's studio, she offers a one-on-one mentorship program to help support artists in their own projects on a weekly basis for 4-8 weeks. All the details for the above programs are available on her website: www.debchaney.com
"The things I learned in the workshop about creativity, expression, control and practice all have great relevance to my life as a whole. Deb did more than just pass-on artistic technique. I feel she laid the groundwork for an understanding of how I can let go and enjoy being creative!" -- Sarah Evans, ESL teacher, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deb Chaney, Artist Resume
2011 Uncommon Thread, Group Show, The Arc Studios, Vancouver, BC
2011 Artists in Our Midst, Roundhouse Exhibit and Open Studios, Group Show, Vancouver
2010 East End Culture Crawl Open Studio Event, Group Show, Vancouver, BC
2010 The Society of Canadian Artist Presents "Little Gems", Group Show, Galerie Ouest, Toronto, ON
2008 Group Show, “Drawn Out”, VIVA Design Studio and Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2007 “Raw Expression” Solo Exhibit, Sojourner Restaurant, Santa Barbara, CA
2009 Art Plane Workshop, Nicholas Wilton
2008 Spilling, Sabrina Ward Harrison
2007 Aquamedia & Collage Abstract Painting, Lana Grow
2007 Encaustics Effects with Acrylic, Nancy Reyner
2007 Painting and Collage, Ann Baldwin
2006 Basics in Abstract Acrylic Painting, Bob Burridge
Professional Teaching Experience
2010-present, Art Instructor, Brock House Society, Vancouver, BC
2008- present Workshop facilitator, Illuminate the Artist WithinTM
The Little Inspiration Book Deb Chaney [2000. Trafford Publishing.] Sand in my Bra co-author Deb Chaney [2002. Traveler’s Tales Publishing].