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Slowing Down Time


About the Series

Slowing Down Time is a compilation of work made during my time as the Artist in Residence at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. 


This body of work began by immersing myself and the canvas in spaces that bring me back to centre, where time comes to a halt - on sand, next to the ocean, in grass or on the edge of a mountain. Creating outside and within the elements of nature not only encourages me to limit my materials but to continuously surrender to what the Earth or moment in time brings forward. Whether it be on the canvas or my daily life, I am constantly leaning into the ongoing practice of presence. 


Artworks were created using blind contour techniques (drawing without looking at the paper or canvas) as a method of meditation forcing me to slow down. Delicate lines are juxtaposed with bright yet soft colours created using pastels.  


Something I grapple with as a highly sensitive human is the beauty, yet pain in knowing these days are limited. Individually, each artwork shares an intimate moment or story connecting you to this human experience. One of messiness, honesty and vulnerability. My hope is that this series brings you a moment to be present and an opportunity to see the world through a new lens. 


Worldwide Shipping Available

Packaging and mailing from Nova Scotia by our team to ensure quality and safe delivery of the artwork 


Printed locally in Nova Scotia

Details like the  real artwork. Our prints are produced locally in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia using archival inks and acid free paper.

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Framing Option Available 

Framing in a natural, pine frame handmade locally in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. 

  • Do you offer payment plans?
    We sure do! We are happy to offer 2, 3, 6 and 12 month payment plans with the use of any credit card.
  • How do I set up a payment plan?
    To set up a payment plan, please email: Let us know the artwork you’d like to purchase and the length of payment plan that works for you.
  • Do you ship worldwide?
    Yes! We ship to whatever corner of the world you’re in.
  • Is shipping included?
    No, shipping is not included within the price of your original artwork. We invoice you for shipping after your purchase has been made, based on your location. Archival PRINTS include free shipping
  • Is there a local pick up option?
    Please email: to arrange local pick up at one of Chanelle’s studios located in West Clifford or Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Bridgewater pick up can also be arranged.
  • How much does shipping cost?
    Shipping typically costs $75 - $200 cad. Please understand that this is an estimate and may change based on your location. For a more accurate estimate, please email: with your mailing address.
  • How long does it take to ship the artwork?
    Please allow 2-3 weeks for your artwork to be shipped.
  • Will I receive tracking?
    Yes! Once your artwork has been shipped, you'll receive a tracking code via email.
  • What if my artwork is damaged during shipping?
    Please let us know within 48 hours after delivery so that we can find the best solution for you. After 48 hours, we are unable to replace, fix or be held responsible for damages.
  • Are the artworks framed?
    YES! We are oh so proud of our framing. It's done locally right here in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Can I customize my framing?
    Currently, all artworks are framed in a handmade, pine frame. If you would like other color options, please email: with your framing requests asap after purchasing.
  • Does my artwork come with a certificate?
    All artworks come with a certificate of authenticity which can also be used for insurance purposes.
  • Can I use my artwork as a tax deduction?
    Yes! Did you know, all Canadian art can be used as a tax write-off? Just make sure to have your receipt.
  • Can I see the artwork in person first?
    We would love to have you visit the studio. Please email: to arrange a studio visit in Lunenburg or West Clifford. Chanelle is also happy to visit your home (if you’re local) with the artwork so that you can see it in your space.
  • How and where should I hang my artwork?
    All of our artworks are equipped with an easy to hang, wall safe, wire. Please ensure your artwork is not hanging in direct light, in a high humidity washroom, over a cooking surface or wood stove.
  • How can I best ensure that my artwork lasts longer than me?
    Make sure your artwork isn’t hanging in direct sunlight, a high humidity bathroom, over a cooking area or wood stove.
  • Are artworks archival?
    We use archival materials, acid free framing, fixative and UV spray protectant. Please understand that although we do everything in our power to ensure your artwork has a long life, artworks can fade or change over time if hung in the wrong locations.
  • Are artworks refundable?
    No. All purchases of artwork are non-refundable or exchangeable. If your artwork was damaged in shipping, please contact us at within 48 hours of delivery so we can find a way to best resolve the issue. After 48 hours, we cannot be responsible for damaged artworks.
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About the Artist

When Chanelle discovered the power of her own mind, energy and emotions, her artwork began changing the lives of highly sensitive people throughout the world. 


Through her paintings, retreats and teachings, Chanelle has made it her mission to connect others with their hearts and show them what can be possible - something she is intimately familiar with after closing off her light at age 12.


Her subject matter focuses on themes that connect nature, everyday observation and healing through her use of blind contour methods. She creates her line drawings without looking at the paper as a daily practice of meditation and mindfulness. Her intimate and honest work helps people live with intention and feel deeply seen.

She is a graduate of Concordia University (Montreal, QC) with a BFA in Studio Arts and a minor in Environmental Geology (2021), author/illustrator of My Nova Scotia Cookbook (2018) and host of the yearly, Finding Awe Within the Ordinary Retreat.


Her work has been shown at Museo Bellini (Florence, Italy) and most recently, she was accepted as the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 2023 Artist-in-Residence. 


Jefferson’s pieces are held within the private collections of Pete Luckett and the MacKay-Lyons family. 

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