Anne O’Sullivan has always been interested in the portrayal of meaning in Art and how this can be manipulated. Within traditional formats, Anne’s arwork is laden with symbols and images which are combined and overlaid to tell a story. Sometimes, these stories are obvious or are incongruous and left to the viewer to interpret. She is interested in the sensuous quality of paint and attempts to emulate the luminosity achieved by the Old Masters.
Anne was a recent finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small-scale Art Award. In 2012, her paintings were selected for Imagine You Know, the Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists’ Award Exhibition held at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. In 2011, Anne tutored youth and children to complete paintings for a project initiated by the Australian Fine Arts and Decorative Society Inc. The result of these workshops in response to the floods of January 2011 was an exhibition entitled The Toowoomba Tsunami Through Our Children’s Eyes.
Titian’s Mistress and the Jellyfish
oil on canvas, 2013