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Sutton Street Studio artist Sally Luchich, from Brooloo, tells us that she began painting years ago when she lived in Darwin.
“My mentor encouraged the use of photos as a jumping off point and I developed interpretations of scenes I enjoyed. I began with pastels using a strong style which relied heavily on bold colour. This passion for colour has remained with me in the use of other mediums.
“My style is relaxed rushing if that makes sense. I don’t generally labour for hours on any one piece of work, that often being for me, a recipe for a disaster. I am still learning when to stop.
“I am not formally trained in visual arts (rather in Ceramics) and although the thought of seeking formal tuition sometimes crosses my mind, I am happy to be free from the expectation of justifying my methods and thought processes. As much as I love researching, reading and understanding, I really don’t fancy any more assignment writing. Four years doing my Bachelor of Education, followed by numerous other unrelated courses of study most of which were used in voluntary roles remind me that time can be better spent.
Since coming to the Mary Valley, Sally has been able to immerse herself amongst a range of talented and dedicated people who understand the true worth of artistic pursuits. Their daily enthusiasm is not just encouraging for individuals like herself, but heart-warming and essential for the continued respect and recognition which the creative arts industry deserves.
“I am thankful for belonging to Mary Valley Artslink who have made this all possible. Without creativity our world would be bare and our minds dull.”