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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La ville se reveille (The city awakens)
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
NORTH SHORE
Darlene Langendonk
Baby Dolls
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
JEFFERSON
Ayodele Owolabi
Orchestra
Tony Hollums Painting
MARIGNY
Tony Hollums
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Leah Morace
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabriel Flores
Bring Back Louisiana
Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
MONROE
Vitus Shell
Bubbles at Brunch - Fine Art PRINT
Kristy Oustalet Duke Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kristy Oustalet Duke
Freezy Pop Time
Max Bernardi Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Max Bernardi
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Drew Cooke
Flowers from my Daughter - Print
Nancy Rowe Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Rowe
Rhapsody 2
Sadako Lewis Painting
DIAMONDHEAD
Sadako Lewis
French Quarter Stroll
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lyla Clayre
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Paige DeVries
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
NEW ORLEANS
Ember Soberman
persimmons on a blue tile
Jacques Soulas Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jacques Soulas
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
Michael Slage Painting
HOUMA
Michael Slage
Clifton Chenier
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lucille Anderson
Bring Back Louisiana
Vergie Banks Painting
LAFAYETTE
Vergie Banks
Oyster-rama
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Old Blue Jalopy
Ron Smith Painting
SHREVEPORT
Ron Smith
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jessica Strahan
Lovely Surprise
Debbie Boyd Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Debbie Boyd
Jazz Festing
Connie Kittok Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connie Kittok
ADORNED III
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
COVINGTON
Lori Sperier
Meditation #6
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kristen Albrecht
When the River Can't Wait to Reach the Ocean
Kat Ryalls Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kat Ryalls
Dr. John
Toné Lowe Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Toné Lowe
"Birds of a Feather: Cockatoo"
Stephanie Reed Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephanie Reed
Emotional Fury #2
Donald Fontenot Painting
MANDEVILLE
Donald Fontenot
Serenity Series. Lillies.
Anya Lincoln Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anya Lincoln
Heron in the Mist Original Painting
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Margaux Hymel
I Wish I Knew
Catherine Walker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Catherine Walker
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nurhan Gokturk
Temperatures Rising #17
claire gowdy Painting
BATON ROUGE, LA
claire gowdy
Indigo 7
Alanna Ali Painting
BATON ROUGE
Alanna Ali
Ceramic Vanity Tray
Emily Lovejoy Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emily Lovejoy
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
Jata Craighill
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
NEW ORLEANS
Louise Guidry
'You Know What the Ocean Is?' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Heather Bird Harris
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Sundown in March
Stephen Rooney Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephen Rooney
NOCII Black (Medium)
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Queen Hope Parker
Place in The Middle
Emily Pullin Painting
RUSTON
Emily Pullin
She Changes
David Lang Painting
NEW ORLEANS
David Lang
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rise Delmar Ochsner
A New Idea
Carolyn Busenlener Painting
PEARLINGTON
Carolyn Busenlener
"River Boat"
Isabel Perez Gomez Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Isabel Perez Gomez
Oak Tree (Red)
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connor McManus
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
NEW ORLEANS
MILAGROS Collective
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
Swamp Creatures
Morgan Allain Painting
LAKE CHARLES
Morgan Allain
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Thomas Deaton
Saint Joseph Altar
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cheryl Anne Grace
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anne Blenker
Summer Time Memories
Cassidy Breaux Painting
Cassidy Breaux
Clouds
Ben Hamburger Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ben Hamburger
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabrielle Tolliver
Transfiguration in Blue
Kate R. Hanrahan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kate R. Hanrahan
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Mary Singleton
Angels of the savannah
Amzie Adams Painting
MARIGNY
Amzie Adams
"Tiger Lilly"
Brett Henderson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Brett Henderson
Days Like This II
Cierra English Painting
BATON ROUGE
Cierra English
Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Daryl D. Johnson
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ella Albrecht
Sweetness Overload
Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Camille Barnes
I’ll Have Raspberries, Please.
Cathie Stuckey Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cathie Stuckey
Backboard for "NOLA has Wiiings"
BE3K . Painting
NEW ORLEANS
BE3K .
Song Trails
Nicole Ockmond Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nicole Ockmond
Ritual
Virginia Candler Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Virginia Candler
The Promise
Mary Scinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Mary Scinto
Reflections 3
Antonio Ferachi Painting
PLAQUEMINE
Antonio Ferachi
The Steppers (Step x Step)
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ceaux .
Nightwork
Spencer Schulz Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Spencer Schulz
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
LAFAYETTE
Michael Eble
Fluff
Maddie Stratton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Maddie Stratton
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
NORTHSHORE
Kris Muntan
PIGGY BACK
Roz LeCompte Painting
BROUSSARD
Roz LeCompte
Soft Serve at the Billy Goat Hole
Saegan Swanson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Saegan Swanson
La Boulangerie
John Turner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
John Turner
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jeremy Paten
RedBean the Crawfish for Bring Back Louisiana
Adam Sambola Painting
SLIDELL
Adam Sambola
"Red Sky at Night" homage to David Gilmour
George McClements Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George McClements
Wild Ferns, No 1
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Encounter
Malak Morgan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Malak Morgan
My people were fair and had sky in their hair
Johnny King Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Johnny King
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
NEW ORLEANS
Devin De Wulf
Serenity
Anne McLeod Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anne McLeod
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
St. Patricks Day
Charles Hoffacker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Charles Hoffacker
Awaken I
Matt Litchliter Mixed Media / Painting
NORTHSHORE
Matt Litchliter
New Orleans NOT NOLA
Danielle Keys Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Danielle Keys
Magnolia Madame
Rayne Bories Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rayne Bories
Delight
Natalie Acquistapace Painting
FOLSOM
Natalie Acquistapace
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
The Golden Boat
Lee Morais Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lee Morais
Ego - Print
Shelby Little Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Shelby Little
Portals to Anywhere
Katie Yaquinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Yaquinto
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George Dolgy
Bakery Village House Portrait
Hayley Roussel Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Hayley Roussel
He and She Louisiana Robins
Caroline Youngblood Painting
MONROE
Caroline Youngblood
Red Eye
Sean Clark Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Clark
Bayou Diminuendo
Emory Nolan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emory Nolan
La Mer
Charissa Owens Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Charissa Owens
Find Yourself There
Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
RUSTON
Maggie Jones Boudreaux
Edison
Brent Houzenga Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Brent Houzenga
Let’s Have Brunch When This is All Over
Nancy Lassen Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Lassen
Plated Oyster
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sarah Nelson
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emma Fick
Irish Channel, framed
Josie Azuma Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Josie Azuma
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Alexandra Kilburn
Marching Band - The Tuba Player
Jason Van Pelt Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jason Van Pelt
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Randall
Dragonfly Sky
Matty Whitcomb Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Matty Whitcomb
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