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Fresh Art:
Earthly Delights: 10 Still Life Paintings in Places

Story As Old As Time 24" x 30" O/C (2022) Debbie.lee Miszaniec

With support from Calgary Arts Development Association and The City of Calgary,  I completed a series of paintings exploring health and diet culture through contemporary still life painting in the larger environment. What does that mean exactly? I’ve set up an Earthly Delights Gallery page for the project: In addition I will be releasing a series of in depth blog posts about the process and ideas behind each of the paintings. I’ll share compilations of those blog posts in my quarterly newsletter so signing up for that will help you catch them all .  Want to see the finished work exhibited in your venue or community? Get in touch with me!

Upcoming Project:
Earthly Delights: Lost in The Garden

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

With support from the Canada Council for the Arts,  I will be working on Earthly Delights – Lost In the Garden through the rest of 2023. This project will explore themes from health and diet culture in a contemporary reinterpretation of Hieronymous Bosch’s 16th century epic masterpiece, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Have an opinion you want to share on health and diet culture today? Get in touch with me!

Current Exhibitions:

#120, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Dates TBA ( 2024 )
Power or Glory 
The Prairie  Crocus, Stride Gallery,
1006 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary AB

October 8 – November 30 2024
Opening Reception November 1 2024  
Body and Mind 
Kiwanis Gallery, Red Deer Public Library
4818 49th Street, Red Deer AB

Past Exhibitions (Available Online):

Moving Pictures / Kitchen Feminism Covid-19 Storytelling Project Gallery:

Image courtesy Kitchen Feminism. Producer Dawn van de Shoot, photographer Shannon Smith, stylist Nicole Does Makeup

I invite you to learn more about this project documenting the experiences of individual women (including yours truly) living through the Covid-19 pandemic. Produced by Dawn van de Shoot and photographed by Shannon Smith, this collaborative story telling project has created some truly memorable images and I was honoured to participate. You can see the Kitchen Feminism gallery live here  and read more about my contribution, Not Enough Cubicles Here, on my blog.

Medium of Exchange Process - Virtual Exhibition:

Life, A Creative Process: Voice 48x78 Acrylic on Canvas, 2021

Covid-19’s silver lining to staging shows in venues closed to the public? The necessity to develop virtual exhibitions: Visit the gallery page to see the rest of the paintings in this project. Follow the links to the virtual exhibition and closing reception recording, which are still available to view online.


Abstract Art Canada - Buy Online:

Acrylic & foil on canvas
Fun Money: Currents -Decorative, 18" x 18" Acrylic and foil on canvas. $1685 CAD inc S&H
Acrylic & foil on canvas
Fun Money: Currents - Peacock, 18" x 18" Acrylic and foil on canvas. $1685 CAD inc S&H

Autumn of 2021 I was invited to join Abstract Art Canada, showcasing abstract art by established and mid-career Canadian artists. I am proud show my Fun Money series of paintings along side those by artists like Jim Ulrich, Alyssia White and others. All prices on the website include shipping. Swing by the website and find that painting that takes you out of this world without leaving your home!

A Painted Garage Door Mural for Your Home?

Sawmill Lake, Exterior Garage Door Mural in Calgary AB painted 2022 by me (Debbie.lee Miszaniec) on my garage door.

Last summer I completed this mural on my garage door. There was such a great response to the project that I may open up bookings for garage door murals for summer of 2024.  Prices for this type of work would likely start around $2700 for projects in the Calgary area, but I would only have a few slots available between late spring and early fall, weather dependant. If you are interested in something like this let me know.

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