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Vicki Sullivan, 1961 | Portrait /Figurative /Realist painter



Vicki Sullivan is an Australian Realist painter who focuses on portraiture.
She is a member of Portrait Artists Australia and the Melbourne Society of Women Sculptors and Painters founded in 1902, has participated in National and International exhibitions with her portraits, and has been a finalist in several Art Renewal Center International Salon Competitions.












She has studied art in Australia and at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence Italy.
Vicki believes art is a wonderful universal vehicle for communication which can capture a moment in time of human life and evoke an awareness of something deeper, something beyond the surface of our everyday existence.
"It is always a challenge as an artist to capture a human's individual features and likeness while revealing the fundamental essence of the sitters' personality, soul and physical character. My aim is to give a very three dimensional aspect to the work which goes further and reveals something of the inner essence of my subject. I like my portraits to feel present, as if they could almost walk out of the painting.
My goal as I approach each painting is to depict a sincere honesty within each of my subjects and capture this within my painterly portrayal".

EDUCATION:
  • Visual Art, Gippsland Monash Campus 1981, 1984;
  • T.O.P. Art Frankston Technical College 1979-1980;
  • 2000 Onwards Studies in Tonal Painting with Brian Armstrong and Fiona Bilbrough;
  • 2014 Angel Academy of Art, Florence Italy;
  • Vicki is a member of the Melbourne Society of Women;
  • Painters and Sculptors, Portrait Artists Australia and The Portrait Society of America.
In 2014 Vicki was awarded the title "Associate Living Master" by the Art Renewal Center.
Vicki was chosen among those considered among the best fine artists working in the world today to join the International "Master Painters of the World" Facebook group.

EXHIBITIONS
  • 2015 Semi finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize in Sydney;
  • 2015 Melbourne Society of women sculptors and Painters "Changing Perspectives";
  • 2015 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize;
  • 2015 Finalist Camberwell Art Prize;
  • 2015 Finalist Art Renewal Center 2014/2015 International Salon;
  • 2015 Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize Sydney NSW;
  • 2014 Finalist Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship Caulfield VIC;
  • 2014 Finalist Alice Bale Painting prize Caulfield VIC;
  • 2014 Finalist Alice Bale Drawing Prize Caulfield VIC;
  • 2014 Awarded Title of Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master;
  • 2014 Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors "Changing Perspectives";
  • 2014 Finalist Art Renewal Center 2013/2014 International Salon;
  • 2014 Finalist Portrait Artists Australia Australian Embassy Washington USA;
  • 2014 Angel Academy of Art Student Exhibition Florence Italy;
  • 2013 Semi finalist Moran Portrait Prize Sydney NSW;
  • 2013 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize;
  • 2013 Finalist Ingliss Equine Art Prize Randwick NSW;
  • 2013 Finalist Art Renewal Center 2012/2013 International Salon;
  • 2013 Finalist Hidden Faces Victorian Salon Des refuses of the Archibald;
  • 2013 Finalist Portrait Artists Australia "Multicultural Australia" Parliament House NSW;
  • 2013 Highly Commended Award Camberwell Art show;
  • 2012 Finalist Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship Caulfield VIC;
  • 2012 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW;
  • 2012 Finalist Mortimer Prize Dubbo;
  • 2012 Oak Hill Gallery Annual Members Exhibition;
  • 2012 Finalist "Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award" Bega Regional Gallery;
  • 2012 Finalist "Hidden Faces" Salon Des Refuses of the Archibald Exhibition Melbourne;
  • 2012 Solo Recent works by Vicki Sullivan Coal Creek Korumburra;
  • 2011 "Alla Prima Vera" Morning Sun Vinyard Art Exhibition;
  • 2011 The Mt Eliza Art Show;
  • 2011 The Len Fox Painting Award Exhibition Castlemaine Art Gallery;
  • 2011 The Mt Waverley Art Show;
  • 2011 The Flinders Art Show;
  • 2011 Mornington Peninsula Art Show;
  • 2011 Herald Sun Camberwell Art Show;
  • 2011 Phillip Island Rotary Art show;
  • 2011 Cafe Gallery Kunst;
  • 2011 The Sorrento Rotary Art Show;
  • 2010 1st Annual Mornington Peninsula Art Show 2010;
  • 2010 "Arte Della Prima" Morning Sun Winery Exhibition;
  • 2010 The Flinders Art show;
  • 2010 Melbourne Grand Prix Pit Room Exhibition;
  • 2009 The Sorrento Rotary Art Show;
  • 2009 The Collectors Exhibition Temple Gallery Sorrento;
  • 2008 The Lou White Art Competition, Dept. Veterans Affairs;
  • 2008 41st Flinders Art Show;
  • 2008 Save the Bay Art Exhibition Rosebud Memorial Hall;
  • 2007 Artists Charity Exhibition, Mornington;
  • 2007 40th Annual Flinders Art Show;
  • 2006 39th Annual Flinders Art Show;
  • 2005 "Save The Bay" Art Exhibition Moorabin Art Gallery;
  • 2003 The Tall's Painting Exhibition, Aspects Gallery;
  • 2001 The Art Shed Spring Garden Exhibition;
  • 2001 The Red Hill Art Show;
  • 2001 34th Annual Flinders Art Show;
  • 1999 Spring Flowers, Aspects Gallery Blairgowrie.
AWARDS and Finalist in:
  • 2011 First Prize Best in Show "Alla Prima" Morning Sun Vinyard Art Exhibition;
  • 2011 "Mario's Choice Prize" Morning Sun Vinyard Art Exhibition;
  • 2011 Finalist Len fox Painting Prize, Castlemaine Regional Gallery;
  • 2012 Finalist "Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award" Bega Regional Gallery;
  • 2012 Finalist "Hidden Faces" Salon Des Refuses of the Archibald Exhibition Melbourne;
  • 2012 Second Prize "Oak hill Gallery Annual Members Exhibition" Mornington;
  • 2012 Second prize "Little Archies"Exhibition Oak hill Gallery Mornington;
  • 2012 Finalist "Mortimer Prize" Exhibiton;
  • 2012 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Exhibition 2012;
  • 2012 Finalist Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship Caulfield Vic;
  • 2012 Finalist Alice Bale Painting Prize Caulfield, Vic;
  • 2013 Finalist Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 International Salon;
  • 2013 Finalist Hidden Faces Victorian Salon Des refuses of the Archibald;
  • 2013 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize;
  • 2013 Finalist Portrait Artists Australia "Multicultural Australia" Parliament House NSW;
  • 2013 Highly Commended Award Camberwell Art show;
  • 2013 Finalist Inglis Equine Art Prize, Randwick NSW;
  • 2013 Finalist "Mortimer Prize" Exhibition;
  • 2013 Semi finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize;
  • 2014 First prize for Best Portrait Red Hill Show, Red Hill Victoria;
  • 2014 Finalist Portrait Artists Australia Exhibition Australian Embassy Washington USA;
  • 2015 Finalist Art Renewal Center 2014/2015 International Salon;
  • 2015 Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize;
  • 2015 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth WA;
  • 2015 Winner, Constance Wu Prize, Melbourne society of women Painters and Sculptors.
CORPORATE AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
  • 2003 John Ihan (Crazy John);
  • 2006 Michael Morehead, Lawyers And Associates, Portsea, Vic;
  • 2007 Tim Buckingham, Partner in International Law Firm DLA Piper, UK;
  • 2008 The Sphere Advertising Agency, Richmond Victoria;
  • 2010 Multivision Real Estate;
  • 2010 Sagacity;
  • 2011 Robbie Brozin founder of "Nando's" Global
  • 2011 Fletchers Real Estate Sorrento;
  • 2013 Steve Bastoni collection;
  • 2015 Luisa Mancini and Giovanni Morra Collection Venice Italy.
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