"Waterways" is a 36" x 36" original acrylic painting on canvas by Canadian painter Lucy Schappy, based in Courtenay BC. This piece dates to 2017.
Lucy Schappys 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. The process leads the journey and the outcome is unknown, a conversation evolves on the canvas of question and answer, each mark leading the next in a dance of brush and paint. The resolution of each piece comes at the end of a struggle to find balance and harmony amongst all of the aspects of the visual field. Her work is informed by the things she cherishes the most: light, colour, nature, space, and time. Abstract work such as Schappy's invites personal interpretation and engages the imagination. Playful optimism is the common theme repeating in Schappys odes of gratitude to the world.
Donated by Lucy Schappy.