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


International Women's Day - March 8

To Celebrate International Women's Day I am featuring one of my paintings from the Celebrating Women Collection:

"Golden Moment"

Bringing new life into this world is a wondrous golden moment, especially with the support and assistance of family and friends.
This painting was inspired by the professional guidance of a midwife which is likened to the support of a special friend. Her confidence is comforting and her experience invaluable.

To view the original painting CLICK HERE




Featured Painting


This painting was inspired by the song of the same name written by Leonard Cohen.  It was unveiled in 2008 at the International Leonard Cohen Festival in Edmonton, AB Canada. This painting draws on inspiration from the physical movement of throwing petals heavenward as an expression of faith and joy.  

To view the original 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” is currently on display on the Alberta Legislature Pedway from January 28 until May 12, 2014.  To see this spectacular painting please visit the Legislature Pedway.  It is open to everyone during normal visiting hours and will be one of the featured areas during Family Day on February 17.

Prints of this image are available on-line – CLICK HERE


“Music to Our Ears”

   From the Celebrating Women Collection

In 2004 Larisaunveiled a series of 25 paintings honouring the pride, passion and perseveranceof Canadian Women.  The “Celebrating Women” Collection toured acrossCanada in 2004/5. The signature painting “Fabric of a Nation” has now found apermanent home in Ottawa in the office of the National Council of Women ofCanada.  Many of the originals sold while on tour. However, 11 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 directlyfor a private viewing or to discuss details –

These ORIGINAL PAINTINGS are for sale and can be viewed on-line: CLICKHERE

PRINTSfrom this series: CLICK HERE

Thefollowing paintings are on display at Kamena Gallery

"Music to Our Ears""Stepping Into Womanhood"    "A GoldenMoment"


Visit Larisa’s home studio!

Everyone is welcome to visit Larisa’s home studio. 

Please phone ahead or email to make an appointment.



Phone: (780)479-2813


“Waiting Backstage” – A Fundraising Project

Many of Larisa’s paintings have been created as fundraising projects for various organizations. Here are a few that you may want to check out:

“Waiting Backstage” – Tryzub Ukrainian Dance School in Calgary

“Prairie Church” – Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

“Pryvit” - Veselka Ukrainian DanceAssociation – Edmonton

“Fabric of a Nation” – National Councilof Women of Canada

“Embroidered Memories” – Cheremosh DanceEnsemble – Edmonton

“Psalm 104” – Flowers of the BibleSociety


“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:

  1.  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.
  2. 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

This section is saved for sharing of ideas and techniques. 

To visit my blog  CLICK HERE


Student Art Blog

Over the last few years I have become interested in creating Graphic Novels and have taught a "How to Illustrate Comics" unit in the Illustration Course at The Kings University in Edmonton.  I have also taught a shorter version of the class as an Artist In Residence with the Edmonton Public and Separate School Boards in classes ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

To See the Kings University Student work  CLICK HERE


To see a Ukrainian Graphic story illustrated by Grade 8/9 Students
in the Ukrainian Bilingual Program  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


Follow on Facebook and Twitter

You can now follow artbylarisa on twitter:  @artbylarisa

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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” 

CLICK HERE- for More information.


"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:


Ukrainian Bookstore
(780) 422-4255

Kamena Gallery
(780) 944-9497

Art By Larisa
(780) 479-2813


Sharron's Frame Shop

5019 50 St



(204) 942 0218



Quebec// Ontario