Back-lit Artwork at IDS West Vancouver


Such a pleasure to hang out and collaborate with Timeless Wine sellers and design illumination at IDS West Vancouver this weekend!

Next to all four of us is a reproduction of my artwork called Breathing Space, backlit by Design illumination, and the custom wine rack made by Timeless Wine Cellars.

Big thank you to Adera at Spiro Creative for the Fantastic photos and your positive energy!


Rending of Public Artwork Proposal for North Vancouver


This week, tomorrow, on Wednesday September 18th, will be the culmination of a month's work. I'll be presenting a public art proposal, my first ever, to a Vancouver developer.

The Proposal is to have four of my artworks rendered into hand-painted Portuguese tiles and adhered to the side of the residential development in North Vancouver. Each panel would be approximately 16 feet by 10 feet.
The image you're seeing from my computer, is the rendering of what the final installation would look like. It would be one of a from all the research have done on public art there's nothing else like this in the Vancouver area!

Whether I'm selected or not, for me this journey is a win. I've stretched and grown myself beyond what I ever thought was possible as an artist. I am honoured to have the opportunity to have explored this idea and to present it this week to a panel of architects, public art specialists, engineers & developers. I am beyond grateful for every single person that's helped & supportrd me to figure out the budget, the timeline, how to ship tiles from Portugal, what would be required to install the tiles, and all the other details that have to come together for this project. Thank you for all my close friends, my business associates, and those of you on social media that answered my questions along the journey.

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Deb Chaney Short-Listed for North Vancouver Public Art


This September, I am completely humbled, honoured, and excited to have the opportunity as one of 5 artists selected, to present to a North Vancouver Developer the possibility of a having a large scale reproduction of my artwork created in the tradition of Portugese tile in collaboration with Viuva Lamego and installed on the side of their building. This video link below is a beautiful introduction to Viuva Lemego and the gorgeous work they do:

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Custom LED Back-List Reproductions Now Available


I am so happy and grateful announce my new partnership with Design Illumination. Together we are now offering you Custom LED Back-Lit Reproductions of my Artwork for your living, working and healing spaces. The Design Illumination Showroom located at 2008 Clark Drive Vancouver, BC Canada V5N 3G7. For orders and inquiries please contact Ken Edgar, Illumination Specialist, Phone 604 626 6921 Email #custom #healing #spaces

'Simplicity' Original Just Sold and Shipped to New Hampshire USA !


This piece ‘Simplicity’ 9" X 12"Mixed Media on Loose Canvas  just found its new home in North Hampton New Hampshire  USA with Ms. Ann F.  who fell in love with the piece. Thank you Ann!

She found this art piece in my Little Gems Series on the @Saatchiart website:  I'm so grateful to have this platform where I can share my work and make connections with new people! 

This Saturday April 6th Come Visit Open Studios!

A glimpse inside my new studio

A glimpse inside my new studio

Finally starting to settle in here and working on some new pieces…. (sneak peak hidden in the above photo!)

Stop by this Saturday for: First Saturday Open Studios at Braid Street Studios. Join 30 artists at Braid Street Studios. Saturday April 6th 12 - 5 pm. Free Event. Free Parking front & rear of building. Deb Chaney is Studio #9. (2nd floor) 100 Braid St. New Westminster, BC V3L 3P4.

This Week at UBC - Healing Fires - Artwork Exhibit by Survivors and Allies


Healing Fires - Artwork Exhibit by Survivors and Allies - on this week . Please join us for the Closing Celebration Party 5-7 pm - Friday March 29th - at the Lev Bukhman Lounge of the The NEST, UBC.  Deb Chaney will be giving a short talk inspired by her painting on exhibit ‘Listen to the Child’ regarding the role of the inner child in our journey healing from trauma.  Event is free and open to the public.

Healing Fires: Art by Survivors and Allies

Exhibit Open - Date & Times: March 26- 29th, 2019. 12- 5 pm

Location: UBC, NEST Room 2314 (map:

Closing Celebration: Friday, March 29th, 5- 7 pm at the Lev Bukhman Lounge, UBC

Other Correlated Events Include:

Wednesday March 27: Art and Mental Health Panel, from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Lev Bukhman Lounge of the NEST UBC Campus, with refreshments and Cartems doughnuts!

Friday March 29: Healing Fires Closing Celebration, from 5:00-7:00pm in the Lev Bukhman Lounge of the NEST UBC Campus. Featuring live music by Missy D! Red Borrowman! Poetry! Cartems doughnuts and free food!

All events are free and open to the public.

This art exhibit and panel is presented by AMS sexual assault support centre at UBC. Website for Sexual abuse support: . Social: FB @amssascubc.  ( The AMSSASC provide free and confidential services to folks of all genders including students, staff, faculty, and those connected to the UBC-Vancouver campus community including: Crisis and short-term emotional support, Support groups and  Advocacy and Accompaniment

About the art exhibit

This exhibit opens the opportunity for artists to share both visually and in words to share their stories and journeys that are a part of their healing journey to their own empowerment with you the view and with  our community at large.

Trauma does not need to break us - it can fuel us as activists and as artists. 

Through the process of creation, we reclaim our voices, working through struggle  and growing towards happiness, individuality, connection and love. 

In viewing these artworks on display, we invite you to consider these questions:

What does it mean to heal?

How can yo honour your own journey?

What would you say to your part and future selves  - how can you be your own best friend?

Once a fire is started, it can become unstoppable. What will you take away from today’s exhibition? An image, an idea, a story? Whatever it is, we hope it sparks empowerment. 

A fire is like an artist, activities, a survivor. Breathing. Growing. Moving. Alive. 

About the ‘Healing Fires’ Exhibit

About the ‘Healing Fires’ Exhibit

I will be giving a short talk at the Friday evening closing celebrations event, inspired by the painting I have on display at this exhibit ‘Listen to the Child’ (shown here below) and the role of the inner child on our healing journey.

‘Listen to the Child’ 60” x 40” x 1.5”. Mixed Media on Canvas Painting (c) All Rights Reserved Deb Chaney

‘Listen to the Child’ 60” x 40” x 1.5”. Mixed Media on Canvas Painting (c) All Rights Reserved Deb Chaney

This original mixed media painting on canvas entitled ‘Listen to the Child’ is one of the most important lessons I learned on my healing journey.  When healing ourselves from trauma we gradually re-connect into our bodies, as compared to the past when it may have been painful to be present.  When we get present, we are more highly attuned to our feelings, and that in particular of our inner child. She has deep wisdom and is here to let us know our needs via feelings - what excites us: do that, go there! What gives us a bad feeling - step back, move away!  Listen, be guided, trust this inner voice leads to our own empowered healing journey.

‘Listen to the Child’   60” x 40” x 1.5”. Mixed Media on Canvas  Painting (c) Deb Chaney Sale Price Original Work $8,350.00. Prints and Gicless Available for Purchase:

Open Studio Event - Saturday March 2nd 2019


Please feel welcome to join me for my first 'First Saturday' Open Studio Event at Braid Street Studios.
We are the biggest artist community outside of Vancouver in a super cool warehouse building (used to be a distillery) in New West. 30 artists. High ceilings. Wood floors. Music - we have an in-house accapella group! And so much love & creativity... I’ve been getting the new studio all set up... Come and see the open studios and meet our artist community (30 artists!) at Braid Street Studios.

-> Saturday March 2nd, 2019.1 2 noon - 5 pm. 
Free Event. Free Parking.
-> Deb Chaney is Studio #9. (2nd floor)  100 Braid St. New Westminster, BC V3L 3P4

'Horizons' Group Show Opening Saturday Feb 16th


Please be welcome to attend the opening for 'Horizons' group show which I'm part of at the Deer Lake Art Gallery. Opening is Saturday Feb 16th at 12 noon. 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby. Big Thank you to Teena Martin for handling the curation and show details. Make it an art & nature day and take a beautiful walk around the adjacent lake. See you there! xo Deb