may i have my coffee now. please.

mixed media on board 40 x 30


Lori Schappe- Youens

Lori grew up in Madison, and attended the University of Wisconsin, before relocating to South Africa in 1992. She relocated back to America in 2012.  Her sometimes whimsical and iconic visual vocabulary speaks with joy, deep insight and humor. 

From her personal statement:

"My work is a combination of spirit, humor and sensitivity, as well as a constant hunger for growth.  I am moved by colour- by how it translates onto the substrate and plays with the eye.  I love texture as it gives grit and substance to what I do- where I am- where I am going. Grit is good. 

I believe that there is humor in most of this life- if you look simply enough at it long enough. That is often translated into the anthropomorphic characters in my work- peering into the frailties of this human/ animal condition.  I paint because I have to- I will not be whole if I do not put brush or palette knife to paper or canvas."

Current Works

and the fat man said i could not stand up on my own two feet SOLD

mixed media on canvas 14 x 18

decimating the world one pretty little bullet at a time

mixed media on canvas 35 x 46

scaling the fences $3,000

mixed media on canvas 36 x 36

she gave him an 'A'

mixed media on canvas 36 x 36

I recall when flying was fun $3,600

mixed media on canvas 38 x 51

shadow houses I

mixed media on paper 18 x 22

shadow houses II

mixed media on paper 18 x 22

shadow houses III

mixed media on paper 18 x 22

Past Works

sending messages from her satellite heart to her other home SOLD

mixed media on canvas 24x30

I am sad SOLD

mixed media on paper

glimpses of the long drive home I SOLD

mixed media on canvas 16x20

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