Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn is an accomplished Canadian artist. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout North and South America, Australia, and Europe.
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"Iris" - a sure sign of summer
The Iris was always one of the most special flowers that grew in Baba’s Garden.
Bulbs such as irises and tulips were an indication that there was a
little extra time and money available to "dress up" the garden with
"Iris" is part of Larisa's 'Baba's Garden" collection which was
originally exhibited at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village - Summer
Prints: CLICK HERE
"From Dawn Until Dusk"
Original Watercolour Painting
Celebrating Women Collection
painting is dedicated to the
pioneering spirit of every woman who has immigrated to Canada making it
her new home. Uprooting a family and starting over in a new country has
more than its share of trials and tribulations. Pioneer women frequently
faced endless hours of mundane chores, such as laundry, which were
essential to the health and well being of a family. Often it was a
hard, thankless process requiring total focus and dedication to the
dream of a fresh start and a new life.
NOTE: "From Dawn Until Dusk" was created as a triptych. The three panels are intertwined within the same frame.
for more information about the painting: CLICK HERE
Now On Display
Larisa’s artwork can be found on display in several galleries
and public spaces across Canada.
“An Ensemble of Colour”
“An Ensemble of Colour”
On display this summer in the Arden Theatre lobby, St. Albert. May 7 - August 31, 2014
Prints of this image are available on-line – CLICK HERE
“Ages & Stages”
This painting illustrates
the 4 ages and stages of our lives. Like a flower seed we are born with
great potential. In childhood opportunities begin to bloom. In full
blossom we realize our goals. And as we mature we share our wisdom with
In experiencing the cycle of life, we find
that each stage has its own beauty. As we grow there is an inherent
wisdom that comes from the knowledge we gather. The child, the youth,
the adult and the elder, each makes a contribution to our social fabric
in their own way.
Note: This images was created in 4 pieces that have been intertwined and mounted within the same frame.
For more information about "Ages & Stages": CLICK HERE
In 2004 Larisa unveiled a series of 25 paintings honouring the pride, passion and perseverance of Canadian Women. The “Celebrating Women” Collection toured across Canada in 2004/5. The signature painting “Fabric of a Nation” has now found a permanent home in Ottawa in the office of the National Council of Women of Canada. Many of the originals sold while on tour. However, 9 paintings that were in storage are now back in Edmonton, out of the dark and ready to be shared again with everyone. Please contact Larisa directly for a private viewing or to discuss details – email@example.com
These ORIGINAL PAINTINGS are for sale and can be viewed on-line: CLICKHERE
PRINTS from this series: CLICK HERE
Visit Larisa’s home studio!
welcome to visit Larisa’s home studio.
ahead or email to make an appointment.
“1000 Pillow Project”
Many of us have
inherited our grandmother's/mother's/aunt's embroidered pillows. They represent
hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed stitchery and we have kept them out
of respect and the sheer beauty of them.
Currently, I am
working on a new project. An art installation/exhibit in which I intend to
incorporated 1000 embroidered pillows, as well as projections and paintings.
Since first posting my idea on line this past summer I have collected over 200
pillows and images. It’s a start. But I really want to make an impression
on how talented and prolific these women were. To fill a room with 1000
pillows would be awesome. So I am asking for your help in two ways:
- As you are cleaning out
closets and trunks, if you come across an embroidered pillow case (any
culture) think of me. We can either arrange for it to be donated to the
Medvidsky Archives at UAlberta (where it will be preserved and there for
all to enjoy forever) or if you could lend it to me that would be great,
or just a scan of it would be wonderful.
- If you are involved with a group
that I could come talk to about my project please let me know. (eg Women’s
Association, quilting group, embroidery club)
Please share this with as many people
as you know.
If you have Pillows/Pillowcovers you would like to include in this project
please contact me for further details:
Larisa’s Art Blog
section is saved for sharing of ideas and techniques.
my blog CLICK HERE
Student Art Blog
Boys & Girls
Over the last few months I myself have been a student at the
University of Alberta. One of the courses I took was MLCS 399 -
Canadian Graphic Novels. For the final project we were challenged to
illustrate the story “Boys & Girls” by Canadian author Alice Munro
who recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Enjoy Part 1.....click here
"Ukrainian Canadian Visual Artists"
To celebrate 120 years since the first immigration of Ukrainians to Canada, Larisa created a slide show featuring the works of over 40 Ukrainian-Canadian artists. The video was initially commissioned by UCC and was first shown at "Ukrainians on the Hill" in Ottawa, October 2011.
Background music by John Stetch,
Vasyl Popadiuk and Evan Osinchuk.
To View the video CLICK HERE
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Displays and Publications
For several years now I have been working with the Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta. The most recent project has been a display focusing on the history of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada. Part 1 – “Journey to Canada”
"An Ensemble ofColour"
Howthe painting was created - An interview with Larisa CLICK HERE
"Creating An Ensemble ofColour has been one of the most rewarding projects that I haveworked on to date. Featuring a glimpse of a magnificent wardrobe of Ukrainiandance costumes that have been worn over the past 40 years, the finished piece isover 16 feet wide and is the largest single image that I have ever produced." ~ Larisa
Click here for more information and to see the full image
Larisa's artwork is also available at the following locations:
Art By Larisa
Sharron's Frame Shop
5019 50 St
(204) 942 0218