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Deb Chaney

Contemporary Abstract Artist
Elected Member, Society of Canadian Artists

Deb Chaney is an award winning contemporary abstract artist from Vancouver, BC. An elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, she has been creating, exhibiting and selling her paintings to private and corporate collectors locally and internationally for over a decade. Her work was recently described in The Georgia Strait as: “Spiritual consciousness revealed in a physical form.” Her work has appeared in Style at Home Magazine, twice featured spotlight on Saatchi Online Gallery, published in BC Artists (Leighton Press), and featured in a Rainmaker film. Vancouver City Buzz listed Deb Chaney as one of Vancouver’s Top Artists To Watch. View her portfolio at www.debchaney.com. Deb teaches workshops in acrylics and mixed media painting at Illuminate the Artist Within(TM) www.IlluminateTheArtistWithin.com. Her mission is to illuminate the artist and spark the creativity within each of us.


2016 Pacific Northwest Art Institute, Coupeville, WA. “Layers & Process: A Journey in Abstract Painting in Acrylics and Mixed Media.” 3 day workshop.
2015 South Delta Artist Guild, “Layers & Process: A Journey in Abstract Painting in Acrylics and Mixed Media.” 3 day workshop.
2013 Vancouver Coastal Health, The Vancouver Art Studios, “Living the Artist Life” Talk
2013 Vancouver School Board, “Using Painting in a Therapeutic Practice”
2013 Vancouver School Board, Grade 4 class, “Abstract Landscape Painting in Acrylics & Mixed Media”, 5 sessions/weekly.
2011 Northstar Montessori School, North Vancouver, “Basics in Acrylic Abstract Painting”
2011- 2012 Brock House Seniors Center, Adult Education, “Using Acrylics and Mixed Media in Abstract Painting” 6 week course.
2010 - 2011 Dunbar Community Center – Adult Education, “Introduction to Abstract Painting & Collage” 4 week course.

Student Testimonials:

"The passion that Deb has for painting comes through loud and clear in her art lessons. I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to paint with her. She covered everything from types of paint, brushes, and color to style and structure. If you take a class from her you won't be disappointed!" Stacy Drinkut, Accupunctist, Santa Barbara, CA

“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, Vancouver, BC

“Deb Chaney's workshop was wonderful because it helped rejuvenate my inspiration in my art. She explained a technique, showed you how to do it and then let you explore on your own. What I loved was that I left with an abundance of information and examples to take home so that I could continue what I learned.”- Patricia Kaplan, Los Angeles, CA

"Deb is excellent. She goes far beyond what anyone else I’ve seen doing in this area. . I recommend her to anyone wishing to discover their creativity and greater potential."
Jai Der Singh, Nevada City, CA

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