Sally Chupick
Fine Art

Sally Chupick

Artist Statement  

My artwork is for me, a meditative conversation using traditional oils and oil sticks.  Primarily it is a connection between the inner life and exterior experiences. My most expansive thoughts come to me when I'm immersed in the process.  My wish is to translate them using the visual language of painting.  I work in a layered way, adding and subtracting, contemplating and trusting.  It can be a slow process over many sessions or come together easily in a few.  

Ultimately I’m looking for a balance between the aesthetic and the idea, and a tension between abstraction & representation.

Artist Biography

I was born in Nova Scotia, and grew up in Canada & Europe.  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 30 years ago in England, learning techniques and taking workshops.  I studied oil painting and art history while living in Australia. I began developing my oil paintings 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 'en plein air' and studio work. The small panels that I paint outdoors often inform my larger studio works.