Courtenay artist, Lucy Schappy, is another of our local artists taking their work further afield!

We are so proud of the work and recognition that our local artists are accumulating!

I am super excited about bringing my art to California! I will be showing at ART SAN DIEGO October 18-21. This is a great opportunity to check out the art scene in a big center and make new contacts.

The new work I am bringing is a culmination of many years of experimentation in abstract expressionism. Elements of all of the work that I have been doing for the past 18 years including more representational subjects such as the figurative, floral and landscape can be found in this work. I am striving to use my visual vocabulary to create works that express my exuberance for life and its myriad of wonders in a new and bolder way than ever before.

With the turmoil in the world around us it is more important now than ever before to surround ourselves with good news and things that feed our joy and sense of gratitude. These paintings are homages to goodness, celebrations of joy, talismans to ward off evil.

The power of original art on us in our surroundings cannot be underestimated. The artist puts their heart and soul and life experiences into every piece and that makes it alive. An original work of art that you love will feed you everyday and it doesn't end. It keeps on giving every time you see it.