Sally Chupick
Fine Art

Sally Chupick

My work combines a traditional & intuitive practice using direct and indirect painting methods.  I like the tension between abstraction & representation.

My direction comes from a feeling I get for a subject... often an intangible thing such as light, spirit, energy, relationships. 

What inspires me?  Moments of joy, gratitude, a reverence of nature; life in general.  

I was born in Nova Scotia.  I worked in the fashion design industry in my early years, but left the rag trade behind; I loved painting more.  We moved around a lot; painting has always been a grounding thing for me.

I began painting watercolours in England, learning techniques and taking workshops.  I studied oil painting and art history while living in Australia. I began developing oil painting about 20 years ago. I've taught art classes, and owned a studio gallery while living in Ontario.  We now call Victoria, BC home.  

Living in Victoria, I split my time between working outdoors and studio work. The small panels that I paint outdoors often inform my larger pieces.  In studio, I work in a layered way. I alternate direct oil painting methods with lifting and glazing.  I enjoy the physicality of the oil medium, layering and subtracting until I find a balance that speaks to me.