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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"In the Summer Heat"
This summer I have had a chance to continue exploring the poured paint technique. The results are bold, colourful and less structured than paintings that are created using traditional brushstrokes.
Posted are some of my floral images.
Original Watercolour Painting
Celebrating Women Collection
with fantastic garlands did she come of crowflowers, nettles, daisies,
and long purples..." Hamelet - Act IV, scene vii
This painting was created in 2006 inspired by the FreeWill Players production of Hamelet.
In a society
closer to nature than our own, it was easy for Shakespeare to make each
flower significant of something and use it for messages or
quasi-superstitious purposes. Ophelia's garland of wild flowers and
weeds symbolizes the circumstance of her short life:
Crowflowers - represent her maiden state
Nettles - pain and love spurned
Daisies - a reflection of her beauty
Long purples - the chill of death
for more information about the painting: CLICK HERE
Inspired by Leonard cohen
His poetry, lyrics and music generates a creative energy that motivates me to put paint to paper - creating a visual out-pouring of emotions. In 2008 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to create "Dance Me...", a collection of 8 paintings inspired by the works of Leonard Cohen. I was also encouraged to animate 5 of the paintings and, in a collaboration with contemporary dance choreographers, we presented the finished performance-art at the 2008 International Leonard Cohen Festival in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
The Performance Catalog is now available on-line: CLICK HERE
Limited Edition Reproductions of the paintings : CLICK HERE
“Famous Blue Raincoat” now on Youtube
"Famous Blue Raincoat" was inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen and the cover by Jennifer Warens. It was created as part of Larisa's "Dance Me..." series which was unveiled and performed in 2008 as part of the International Leonard Cohen Festival. The background animation was painted and animated by Larisa, the Choreography was created by Joanne Lowry and the piece was performed by Jordan Dowler Colrman
To view this Video on Youtube – CLICK HERE
Howbest to visually express the emotional essence of the word“Hallelujah” - this was the challenge. There were many ideas and sketches.This version draws on inspiration from the physical movement of throwingpetals heavenward as an expression of faith and joy. - Larisa
This ORIGINAL PAINTING is for sale and can be viewed on-line: CLICK HERE
PRINTS from this series: CLICK HERE
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welcome to visit Larisa’s home studio.
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“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
40 years ago this happened...
The first Ukrainian Cultural Immersion Camp
Forty years ago, in 1974, the Ukrainian Cultural Immersion Camp a.k.a. “Selo” concept was developed as a cultural immersion experience. This first camp marked the beginning of an eleven year experience that produced some of today’s most prominent artists, organizers, scholars, and business entrepreneurs in the Ukrainian Canadian community.
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Displays and Publications
There are now two catalogs available of Larisa's work.
To order CLICK HERE
"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