Jessie Chappuis

Artist + Jessie Chappuis

I've been drawn to art - creating it, looking at it, learning about it - since I was a small child. In elementary school I was a Georgia O'Keefe fan and always the last kid in class still engrossed in the art project while everyone else had moved on to play time.

I went on to earn my BFA in Painting and Drawing and have since continued my creative practice, working mostly in oil paint as well as some encaustic, collage, and mixed media. As I began building a career, I found I was increasingly interested in not only my own art, but the larger role of art and artists in local communities and the world. That interest led me to my MA in Arts Administration, as well as to my current position with Where y'Art Works as Community Manager. 

As much as I'm excited by other artists, my own work is rooted entirely in my personal, even internal, experiences. I'm nostalgic and motivated by a fear of forgetting. When I look back at my paintings, I'm reminded of not only the memory depicted in the subject matter, but also my own processing of that memory, which happens through the meditative act of painting, getting mixed in with whatever else is churning internally at the time. They're like my personal, layered time capsules. 

Given that, I'm always pleasantly surprised when others respond to or identify with my work; it's an amazing way to connect with people. I also love the challenge of interpreting another person's memory, home, or experience, and happily take commissions! Send me a message to inquire.

NEW ORLEANS 

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Magnolia Madame
Rayne Bories Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rayne Bories
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Randall
The Golden Boat
Lee Morais Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lee Morais
RedBean the Crawfish for Bring Back Louisiana
Adam Sambola Painting
SLIDELL
Adam Sambola
Soft Serve at the Billy Goat Hole
Saegan Swanson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Saegan Swanson
Encounter
Malak Morgan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Malak Morgan
Mary in the Courtyard with Jasmine and Irises
Hayley Roussel Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Hayley Roussel
La Mer
Charissa Owens Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Charissa Owens
"Louisiana Cotton with Soft Teal"
Caroline Youngblood Painting
MONROE
Caroline Youngblood
"Deco"
Brett Henderson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Brett Henderson
Flower Child
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Queen Hope Parker
Nightwork
Spencer Schulz Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Spencer Schulz
Untitled Abstract No. 3 - Archival Print
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
DENHAM SPRINGS
Rachel Rice-Baham
Banana flower 2
Katie Kut Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Kut
Street Parade
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
JEFFERSON
Ayodele Owolabi
Let’s Have Brunch When This is All Over
Nancy Lassen Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Lassen
Dead Beans Parade: Panorama Brass Band
Stephanie Reed Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephanie Reed
Flowers from my Daughter - Print
Nancy Rowe Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Rowe
"India"
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ceaux .
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
NEW ORLEANS
Devin De Wulf
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Mary Singleton
Heron among the Irises
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
Serenity
Anne McLeod Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anne McLeod
CROWNED
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
COVINGTON
Lori Sperier
Emotional Fury #2
Donald Fontenot Painting
MANDEVILLE
Donald Fontenot
Rhapsody 2
Sadako Lewis Painting
DIAMONDHEAD
Sadako Lewis
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Drew Cooke
Awaken I
Matt Litchliter Mixed Media / Painting
NORTHSHORE
Matt Litchliter
Freezy Pop Time
Max Bernardi Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Max Bernardi
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Alexandra Kilburn
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
Michael Slage Painting
HOUMA
Michael Slage
Transfiguration in Blue
Kate R. Hanrahan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kate R. Hanrahan
Saint Joseph Altar
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cheryl Anne Grace
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emma Fick
Irish Channel Thick Air
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sarah Nelson
Mid City
Alanna Ali Painting
BATON ROUGE
Alanna Ali
Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Daryl D. Johnson
Theater of The Street
Ben Hamburger Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ben Hamburger
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
NEW ORLEANS
Ember Soberman
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
My people were fair and had sky in their hair
Johnny King Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Johnny King
Reflections 3
Antonio Ferachi Painting
PLAQUEMINE
Antonio Ferachi
"Carnival Season"
Isabel Perez Gomez Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Isabel Perez Gomez
Bring Back Louisiana
Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
MONROE
Vitus Shell
Angels of the savannah
Amzie Adams Painting
MARIGNY
Amzie Adams
'You Know What the Ocean Is?' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Heather Bird Harris
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabriel Flores
Bubbles at Brunch - Fine Art PRINT
Kristy Oustalet Duke Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kristy Oustalet Duke
Place in The Middle
Emily Pullin Painting
RUSTON
Emily Pullin
Backboard for "NOLA has Wiiings"
BE3K . Painting
NEW ORLEANS
BE3K .
BARN #1
Ron Smith Painting
SHREVEPORT
Ron Smith
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Margaux Hymel
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jessica Strahan
When the River Can't Wait to Reach the Ocean
Kat Ryalls Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kat Ryalls
A New Idea
Carolyn Busenlener Painting
PEARLINGTON
Carolyn Busenlener
The Queen (Nancy)
Brent Houzenga Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Brent Houzenga
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
LAFAYETTE
Michael Eble
Ego - Print
Shelby Little Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Shelby Little
Wild Ferns, No 1
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Temperatures Rising #17
claire gowdy Painting
BATON ROUGE, LA
claire gowdy
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
New Orleans NOT NOLA
Danielle Keys Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Danielle Keys
Summer Time Memories
Cassidy Breaux Painting
Cassidy Breaux
"Red Sky at Night" homage to David Gilmour
George McClements Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George McClements
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nurhan Gokturk
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ella Albrecht
Days Like This II
Cierra English Painting
BATON ROUGE
Cierra English
Delight
Natalie Acquistapace Painting
FOLSOM
Natalie Acquistapace
Swamp Creatures
Morgan Allain Painting
LAKE CHARLES
Morgan Allain
The Flambeaux
Connie Kittok Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connie Kittok
I’ll Have Raspberries, Please.
Cathie Stuckey Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cathie Stuckey
La Boulangerie
John Turner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
John Turner
Day Dreamer
Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
RUSTON
Maggie Jones Boudreaux
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
NEW ORLEANS
Louise Guidry
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
NORTHSHORE
Kris Muntan
Ritual
Virginia Candler Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Virginia Candler
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabrielle Tolliver
Floral Study #2
Katie Yaquinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Yaquinto
Oyster-rama
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Meditation #6
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kristen Albrecht
Dr. John
Toné Lowe Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Toné Lowe
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
NEW ORLEANS
MILAGROS Collective
Bring Back Louisiana
Vergie Banks Painting
LAFAYETTE
Vergie Banks
Fluff
Maddie Stratton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Maddie Stratton
PIGGY BACK
Roz LeCompte Painting
BROUSSARD
Roz LeCompte
Oak Tree (Red)
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connor McManus
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jeremy Paten
Clifton Chenier
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lucille Anderson
La ville se reveille (The city awakens)
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
NORTH SHORE
Darlene Langendonk
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
Jata Craighill
Leisa Gail Strafuss
Stephen Rooney Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephen Rooney
Song Trails
Nicole Ockmond Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nicole Ockmond
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Thomas Deaton
I Wish I Knew
Catherine Walker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Catherine Walker
Ceramic Vanity Tray
Emily Lovejoy Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emily Lovejoy
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Bayou Diminuendo
Emory Nolan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emory Nolan
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Leah Morace
The Promise
Mary Scinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Mary Scinto
Red Eye
Sean Clark Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Clark
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George Dolgy
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Paige DeVries
St. Patricks Day
Charles Hoffacker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Charles Hoffacker
Sweetness Overload
Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Camille Barnes
Orchestra
Tony Hollums Painting
MARIGNY
Tony Hollums
French Quarter Stroll
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lyla Clayre
Irish Channel, framed
Josie Azuma Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Josie Azuma
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anne Blenker
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Lovely Surprise
Debbie Boyd Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Debbie Boyd
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