Covid was a time of social isolation for many people. Though some people thrived in this time, others suffered tremendously from the lack of human interaction and sharing. Her Story is a painting that celebrates togetherness and socializing, the joy of getting dressed up and coming together, seeing others and being seen, friendship and comradery. It was painted in response to the loneliness that I felt when I was unable to see the people that I love and go out into the world with others. It is a message of hope for a better time post Covid.
Lucy Schappy’s wildly optimistic paintings are a form of visual poetry that express her love of life. Symbols and colour resonate together to form a dreamy playground for the heart and mind. Her process is spontaneous and improvisational and she works from her impressions of the world around her.
Her work ranges from our abstract to abstracted landscapes and figurative work. She has been painting professionally for 20 years in the Comox Valley.