Sally Chupick
Fine Art

Sally Chupick

My work combines traditional methods with an intuitive practice. 

I am fascinated by the tension between the representational and the abstraction.  

The direction for my work flows from the feeling I have for the subject... often an intangible thing such as light, spirit, energy, relationships. 

I enjoy the physicality of the oil medium, layering and subtracting until I find a balance that speaks to me.   

What inspires me?  Moments of joy, gratitude, a reverence for the landscape, and 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 in my career.  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. That is where I began developing my oil paintings 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 my studio work. The small panels that I paint outdoors often inform my larger pieces.  In studio I work in a layered way, alternating direct oil painting methods with lifting, glazing and gestural mark making, often  with oil sticks.