Lucy Schappy expresses her sense of wonder for the world using paint as visual poetry. Her bold and colorful abstract expressionist work celebrates the gift of life in our complex and astounding world. Lucy favors a colorful palette and primitive, childlike marks. She strives to reconnect with the fresh knowing of a child in her work that is playful and youthful yet serious and mature.
Although Lucy's first career was as a dentist, she has been an artist at heart all along. When she moved to Vancouver Island she was able to transition back to the artistic life she had cherished as a child—as dreamer, seer and tireless adventurer. Using her art she confronts with curiosity and experimentation, the unknown, the emotional and spiritual. Working in an intuitive and spontaneous manner she uses color, form and texture to say things that are not possible with words. Symbols, both personal and universal, populate her canvases that reference life and its complexities. Animal, plant and human forms are glimpsed but fleeting, left for the observer to discover. Music and weather are sometimes inspiration. The work is full with marks and colors that act and react to each other. Order is found within seeming disorder.