Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn views life through the lens of an artist. She completed her BFA in Art & Design from the University of Alberta in 1981 and has enjoyed a successful career as a watercolourist and illustrator for over 30 years. Larisa is well known for her paintings of flowers – poppies, sunflowers, and endangered species are her specialty. She also enjoys painting images from her Ukrainian heritage – recreating imagery that stimulates found memories of folklore and cultural traditions.
Larisa’s artwork has shown at exhibits around the world and is now available online. Browse below for original paintings, limited edition reproductions, as well as cards, scarves, puzzles, and books.
Read more about Larisa HERE.
projects, exhibits, & publications
Larisa’s research and academic interests are related to visualizing cultural identity in the context of print and digital media expressions – specifically through printmaking, textiles and fashion, family and community photographs, as well as comics and graphic novels. She has a Masters degree in Ukrainian Folklore (2016) and a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies (2023).
Larisa’s many projects include curating travelling exhibits, exploring the intricacies and history of embroidery, children’s book illustrations and animations, developing eBooks, and documenting the lives of fellow Canadian artists.
Larisa’s Biobraphy and CV HERE.
UPCOMING and RECENT projects
An cross-cultural exhibit of Ceramics and Pottery
FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT
AN ENSEMBLE OF COLOUR
Interview with Larisa