Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn is an accomplished Canadian artist. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout North and South America, Australia, and Europe. Welcome to


“Mid Summer Poppy”

This month Larisa is featuring her poppy images.

Original Poppy Paintings CLICK HERE

Poppy Prints  CLICK HERE


"A Passion For Poppies"

Early this summer I had an opportunity to experiment and create more poured paintings. This is one of the larger images from that studio session.  Poured paintings allow for a looser style of interpretation, using a technique very similar to Batik or writing Pysanky.

For more information about this original painting CLICK HERE


What's New in the Studio

“Pride Passion & Perseverance”

 All orders between Nov 1 & Dec 31, 2015


Everyone is welcome to visit Larisa’s home studio. All the paintings and prints that are listed on-line are available in the studio, PLUS many more original paintings and smaller studies that have not been posted on the website.

Please phone ahead, text, or email to make an appointment.


Phone:  (780)479-2813  Text: 780-984-8852

Exhibitions & Presentations

Ukrainian Dance Images make great Holiday Gifts!

To see the images in Larisa's Dance Series CLICK HERE

Christmas Show & Sale

Saturday Nov 28 and Sunday Nov 29

10am -4pm

9532 - 87 Street 

Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, in partnership with La Cité Francophone,   Societe Francophone des Arts Visuels de l'Alberta, and the Strathearn Community League   bring a two-day Christmas Market to our new community!


Stitched Narratives

University of Alberta Exhibition

Human Ecology Gallery   (Corner of 89 Ave & 116 St. -Edmonton)

 April 9, 2015, to February 19, 2016.

Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Stephanie Huolt, Robyn Stobbs and Sarah Woodyard co-curators as part of the graduate course "Material Culture and Curatorship" (HECOL 668).

For More information: CLICK HERE


Pouring Paint Workshop

    Dec 4 & 5, 2015

    ACUA Gallery,  Edmonton, AB  9534 - 87 Street

     Instructor: Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn

    Learn the basics of the pouring paint technique.  

    Suitable for every one of all ages and art experience.

    For more information and to register:  CLICK HERE

On-Line News

In time for holiday shopping:

 All orders between Nov 1 & Dec 31, 2015


50% Off shipping to the USA and abroad


Check out the on-line Print Gallery:  HERE

Available Original Paintings : CLICK HERE

Flash Back

“Flowers of the Americas”

Touring Exhibition October 1995 - May 1996


We are Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Art By Larisa’s 7 month tour to Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Switzerland.   Larisa’s Flowers of the Americas collection featured paintings of rare and endangered floral species of North, Central and South America.  This collection was created as a fund raising project for the World Wildlife Fund and ended with an exhibition in Geneva, hosted by HRH Prince Philip, Patron of  WWF International.

For more information about the exhibit and available prints:CLICK HERE.

To see photos from the tour: CLICK HERE


Endangered Passion

From  the “Flowers of the Americas” exhibition, “Endangered Passion” features the rare orchid Laelia Milleri. Over picked in the wild, this orchid's habitat is now limited to a fewsquare meters in Brazil. The dramatic colours and composition of this paintingboldly remind us of nature’s fragile beauty.

To order this image:  CLICK HERE


1000 Pillow Project

Currently,I am working on a new project - an art installation/exhibit in which I intend to incorporate 1000 embroidered pillows, as well as projections and paintings.  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. Since first posting my idea on line this past summer I have traveled across Canada and collected over 500 pillows and images. It’s a start.  But I really want to make an impression on how talented and prolific these women were and get that number up to 1000. 

If you have Pillows/Pillowcovers that you would like to include in this project  please contact me for further details: 

Checkout this past summer’s cross Canada blog on Facebook: CLICK HERE


The Enchanted Christmas Tree

Gene Zwozdesky (music)   Lena Gulutsan (lyrics)   

Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn (illustrations)

Imagine a Christmas tree that magically comes to life on Christmas Eve as Johnny and his family are enjoying “Holy Supper”. From there, this delightful musical story relates the various traditions surrounding a typical Ukrainian Christmas Eve. This original story is reflected in 28 pages of colourful illustrations, a bilingual CD, and a music sheet for piano accompaniment. Bold-face type in both Ukrainian and English makes it an easy read-and-sign-along book for children of all ages.



Larisa's Art Blog

This section is saved for sharing of ideas and techniques. 

To visit my blog  CLICK HERE

Graphic Novels, Comics, Cartoons

Boys & Girls

One of the courses I recently completed at the University of Alberta 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 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.  I have posted Part 1 or two.  It is followed by several assignments completed by my students in Art211 at Kings University.

Enjoy Part 1 of "Boys and Girls" here

Research Projects

Currently I am working part time as a research assistant at the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives at the University of Alberta.  Over the course of the next year I will be collecting information for future exhibits and community projects.  Any information or donations pertaining to the following topics would be greatly appreciated:



Selo -  Ukrainian Cultural Immersion Camp

 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 producedsome of today’s most prominent artists, organizers, scholars, and businessentrepreneurs in the Ukrainian Canadian community.  I am collecting any photos or memorabilia fora future displays. 

To see photos from Selo'74 CLICK HERE


SouvenirFestival T-shirts

Many cultural festivals are promoted through the sale of festival T-shirts. The t-shirts have become symbolic of Canadian summer folklore.  The Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives is currently collecting t-shirts from Ukrainian festivals in Canada and around the world.  Please contact Larisa by email at if you would like to donate at-shirt.


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Catalogues & Greeting Cards:

There are now two catalogs available of Larisa's work Plus several greeting cards.



"An Ensemble of Colour"

How the painting was created - An interview with Larisa   CLICK HERE

"Creating An Ensemble of Colour has been one of the most rewarding projects that I have worked on to date.  Featuring a glimpse of a magnificent wardrobe of Ukrainian dance costumes that have been worn over the past 40 years, the finished piece is over 16 feet wide and is the largest single image that I have ever produced."    ~ Larisa

To see the full image CLICK HERE

Art by Larisa

Also available at the following locations:


Kamena Gallery
5726 104 St NW,Edmonton
(780) 944-9497

Art By Larisa   Home-Studio
Please Phone or email to make an appointment
(780) 479-2813

CobblestoneFreeway - Gallery & Gift Shop
10848- 69 Ave. Edmonton, AB
Office:(780) 436.7482 
TollFree: 1-855-787-7482


Sharron's Frame Shop

5019 50 St

Phone: 780-632-6766

(204) 942 0218


Quebec & Ontario