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I am beyond ecstatic that my art has been chosen by Amber Dawn for the cover of her new book called "Where The Words End and My Body Begins"


Lambda Literary Award Winner Amber Dawn is an incredible contemporary writer who first wooed me with her amazing work of fiction "Sub Rosa"  that travels the cusp of the real and surreal world via a cast of characters that are beautifully strange. A fantasy of magical prostitutes who are closely bound to each other and their home, Sub Rosa, a place that seems to live and breathe shimmering magic and vast darkness.


This light impression of summer holidays is saturated with the blazingly bright tones of summer.
I felt inspired by Monet's waterlilies, Degas's ballet dancers and the startling brilliance of a summer day in Vancouver BC.





My book Eerie Dearies is popping up in libraries! Here is a review from a library in Iowa:


"Rebecca Chaperon’s new picture book, Eerie Dearies: 26 ways to miss school, is a hilariously haunting abecedarian that is not for the faint of heart or humorless. While not all of her heroines, and yes they are all female, meet their demise playing hooky, a few are already undead and others are well on their way." - Casey Lambert (Iowa City Public Library)


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I have been invited to participate in the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's tradeshow in Tacoma this fall.


I am very excited to be attending the event and representing my picture book Eerie Dearies: 26 Ways to Miss School. 


This is not a public event...just for industry but if you are interested in learning more about the event - here is the link:



Lady of the Pink Lake 2014  18 x 24in acrylic paint on canvas 


When I created the piece seen above, "Lady of the Pink Lake" I knew that I wanted to create a painting that paired with another cave painting called "Hyperbole" that I made in 2011. The figure in that piece was extending her arms into a dark cave at night as though exploring the dark, dank cave air with her finger tips.

"Lady of the Pink Lake" illustrates the theory that the cave she reached into was actually a portal into another dimension. But there is also an existential exploration going on with both of these images that goes beyond the literal narrative. These works are about transformation and possible futures, parallel worlds and parallel selves.


News about image Lady of the Pink Lake :


Currently this image is slated to be published on the cover of a new book of poetry by the incomparable Amber Dawn. I think the image suits her book title perfectly "Where The Words End And My Body Begins". I am a huge fan of her work and was honoured that she approached me on this project.


This work is also slated to grace the cover of Quaint Magazine a women's quarterly literary magazine who are "strongly committed to publishing work from traditionally marginalized writers, and in exploring identity performance, particularly as it pertains to subverting the cultural cliche of femininity." Again, very happy to be asked to work with them on the cover of their recent issue.


Lady of the Pink Lake is one of my most popular images on social mediathat I created last year and has been circulated on tumblr over 12 thousand times which made it my first choice as the image for this limited edition print. 
FYI original painting "Lady of the Pink Lake" is no longer available for sale as it's been purchased but commissioned work can be discussed.




Eerie Dearies just popped up in this Los Angeles book shop called Skylight : 



L.A. Exhibition



I am super happy to announce that I am showing some of my art for the first time at a gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday. The show is titled Adventure Awaits and features some amazing artist's work!


Details for the event are here:


"Don’t expect your sunshiny ABC book here! Instead you get to enter a creepy world where each letter of the alphabet is paired with a way to miss school. Just to make sure you know what you are getting into, the book begins with A is for Astral Projection paired with a picture of a girl floating off the page. The images are haunted and dark, yet with a quirky sense of humor as well. The book goes on with the alphabet with C is for Contagious, K is for Kidnapping, and M is for Mononucleosis. It all ends with Z is for Zombie Apocalypse. 

This book certainly is not for everyone. But for those kids who enjoy a shiver along with their ABCs, this is a perfect picture book. I was one of those strange kids myself and would have adored this picture book as a child. The art is creepy, showing children without heads and clearly hearkening back to Edward Gorey and gothic horror. Yet there is no blood on any of the pages, so it’s not graphic in any way.

This book will work well around Halloween, but thanks to its sense of humor will please haunted children throughout the year. Appropriate for ages 6 and up."


-Tasha, Good Reads Reviewer