Greg Chappell has been a member of the West Bank Art Guild for several years. He has participated in a number of shows hosted by the Guild, and contributed on a regular basis to our “Artist of the Month” competitions. As an instructor, he has held workshops sharing his technique and expertise with our members without reserve.

An extremely accomplished artist, Greg is self-taught, and a master of painting techniques from Renaissance styles and materials, to modern day oils, watercolor and acrylics. He is as patient with his students as he is generous with his techniques and tips to guarantee success to students of every skill level.

I cannot stress what a great teacher he is. His work is world class, and his approach to art inclusive, open-minded, and of the highest technical standard.

– Lita Ducote, President
West Bank Art Guild


Greg is an accomplished artist using water color, acrylics, and especially in his preferred medium, oil, where he uses the Old Masters technique of layering colors.

More importantly, Greg was always keen to share his knowledge and love of art with members of JAG. In our March meeting this year, Greg’s “Limited Palette and Transparency” Demo was well-attended and highly regarded.

Greg has sponsored several workshops outside of JAG, including a 3 day workshop on painting with a limited palette and a one day Plein Air workshop in Bretchel Park in neighboring Orleans parish.

Greg has been a respected and valued member of our Guild. We will certainly miss him now that he has moved to Missouri!

– Carol Patai, President
Jefferson Art Guild


Until his recent move to Missouri from New Orleans, Greg Chappell was an active and valued member of the Jefferson Art Guild (JAG). Greg volunteered his time and talents whenever called upon, providing professional oil demonstrations as a presenter at our monthly meetings, participating in numerous art exhibits and painting doors to be auctioned as a fundraiser for a local charity.

As a professional artist member of our organization, Greg was held in high esteem and is very much missed by the Jefferson Art Guild.

– Jan Wilken, Founder
Jefferson Art Guild