Sally Chupick
Fine Art

Sally Chupick

My work is rooted in traditional representation methods, however I explore applications and techniques that express my visual voice. The direction I take in creating a work flows from the energy related to my subject; most often this is an intangible thing.  I strive to represent light, weight, movement, spirit and vitality, but I want my viewer to interpret subjectively.

I enjoy the physicality of the oil medium, working between smooth passages, lively applications until I find a harmony.  I paint what I want to see.

What inspires me?  Moments of joy and gratitude, a reverence for nature, contrasting relationships and a passion for design.

I was born in Nova Scotia.  I graduated and worked in fashion design in my early years, but left the rag trade behind; I loved painting more.  We've lived different spots in the world.  Painting has always been a grounding thing for me.

I began painting in England, learning technique by taking many workshops.  I studied oil painting and art history while living in Australia, and that's where I began developing my oil paintings.  I've taught art classes, and I owned a gallery while living in Ontario.  We now call Victoria BC home.