In every aspect of my life, I strive to put beauty and love at the centre.
My paintings are an extension of all the things that bring me joy and help me to face sorrows. They express themselves as a part of my personal healing and they reflect what I experience in connection with the world around me, both tangible and otherwise.
Painting is an intuitive and spiritual realm for me. It is an opportunity to practice trust and to allow for things to unfold in a way that is both story telling and spontaneous. While painting, I employ embodiment movement practices, writing, and meditations, to move me and to engage with playfulness.
I work primarily with acrylic paint, oil and chalk pastels, and ink on canvas, wood, and paper. Acrylic paint with its vivacious colour and fast drying time, offers the ability to work with multi layers and fast bold moves.
Oil pastels provide a sensual texture and opportunities for transformation.
Chalk can wash away leaving only traces and treasures of itself.
Chantey is a painter, a colour addict, a star gazer, a plant lover, a meal maker, a conscious dancer, and is always on the lookout for delight.
Her paintings come from dreams, mythologies, mystic writings, and they seek to celebrate our common humanity.
Chantey has hosted ten private shows over the last 20 years, and adorned the walls of many local businesses.
Gallery exhibits include, the Ou Gallery and Excellent Frameworks Gallery in British Columbia, and Adelante Art gallery in Arizona.
She has staged two shows as major fundraising events for Ethiopian charities in Vancouver BC and Los Angeles California.