Lucy Schappy

Wildly Optimistic Artwork, is the way I like to describe my work!      

Lucy Schappy is a Vancouver Island artist who has been painting professionally for 20 years. After graduating as a dentist and moving to BC, she rediscovered her passion for painting. Eventually she traded in the drill for a paint brush and has been developing her artistic voice ever since.

Having an adventurous nature, her art path has been one of invention and exploration. As a painter Lucy is largely self-taught but has also studied drawing, painting , print making and sculpture through the Emily Carr fine art program as well as at other schools, studios and workshops locally and abroad. She is curious and loves the thrill of discovery which propels her to continue to reinvent herself, her style and her subjects which include figurative, flowers, landscapes, horses and pure abstract. She paints in many mediums but prefers oils for their richness, colour and layering ability. Much of her work is developed over time, layer upon layer which adds depth, texture and history to the piece, as well as an element of mystery.

I love being known for my enthusiastic use of vibrant colour! It adds some joyful optimism to the world.