Sally Chupick
Fine Art

Sally Chupick

My work is rooted in traditional methods while exploring applications & techniques that are intuitive. The direction for the work flows from the energy I feel for the subject... often an intangible thing such as light, spirit, vitality, 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 nature, and life.

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 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 I owned a studio gallery while living in Ontario.  We now call Victoria, BC home.  

Living in Victoria, I split my time painting 'en Plein air' with an outdoor painting group and my studio work. The small panels that I paint outdoors often inform my larger pieces in the studio; but in the studio I work in a more layered way, alternating direct painting methods with glazes, marks and subtractions.