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of …
Australian Portrait artist
Vicki Sullivan

I was delighted to have an Editorial written about my work in the Spanish magazine Marbella Marbella , by Walter Van Teefelen

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I feel so lucky to have Two of my paintings in this wonderful collection , with so many amazing artists ,

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I am super excited to have my painting The Journey Begins in the 14th Annual Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition at Sotheby’s in New York. Because of Covid 19 it is now being shown online and here is a link to the virtual Catalogue,
Download ARC Virtual Catalogue here 
My painting is on page 192 and 193

Also I made a little video about the inspiration for the piece
Open Video here

Australian Portrait Artist_Vicki Sullivan

So delighted that ‘The Drummer” has been accepted into the Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award The exhibition opens on Sat June 18 until 27th June 2020   at the Lethbridge Gallery,136 Latrobe Terrace,
Paddington QLD 4064

The Drummer
Oil on linen
H 40cm x w 30cm

I was thrilled to be interviewed by Walter Van Teeffelen for this article for the Dutch Magazine in “If Then is Now”  Download Article

I just made a new Eye painting Time lapse Video on my Youtube Channel, Please Subscribe or give me the Thumbs up if you like it  Click here to watch

Thank you to Elizabeth Barden for featuring me in an Artists Can Interview Download Article

I am so delighted that my painting The Birth of Venus has been featured in an article in Realism Today Download Article

I am so excited to have my painting Moon Goddess,  included in the Internationally Curated Exhibition Story Tellers, Click here for details

31st March 2020 – 24th April 2020 at the Flinders Lane Gallery ,  Level 1, The Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The opening is now a virtual Exhibition from  Saturday 4th April , until 24th April 2020

I am pleased to Announce my new Rose painting time lapse Videos on my youtube Channel here Click here to watch on my Youtube channel 

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I am absolutely delighted that my painting  “The Journey Begins” which was the winner of an Art Renewal Center  Purchase award and is now in the Art Renewal Center collection, will be included in the Art Renewal Center Exhibition for prize winners of the Art Renewal Center Salon.
The show is scheduled to first open at the European Museum of Modern Art, (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain from December 6th, 2019 – February 2nd, 2020, where it will hang alongside the MEAM’s representational painting and sculpture competition, Figurativas. A joint award ceremony will be held on December 6th at the MEAM. This awe-inspiring international event will have artists from all over the world present and hundreds of people in attendance, showcasing the true international nature and collaborative spirit of this new wave in contemporary art.

The show will then travel to Sotheby’s, NY where it will be on Exhibit from July 17th – July 27th, 2020. Sotheby’s NY is the premier destination for auction and private sales, where undoubtedly the 21st Century Representational Art Movement will be showcased to an elite audience of collectors and art enthusiasts.
This year I will have had three paintings in three seperate exhibitions in the MEAM, it is such a dream come true, I need to pinch myself to believe that it is true.

Australian Portrait Artist_Vicki Sullivan

I am Thrilled to be featured in a Poets Artists Collector Focus article on Apple news

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I am so excited to have my two paintings, “Hercules” and “Blue” selected for the 29th Abend Gallery Miniature exhibition in Denver Colorado  which runs from November 2nd  until December 7th, the  Opening reception: November 2nd, 6-9 PM

I am thrilled that my painting “Windflower” , oil and Silver leaf on linen, H 50cm x W 40cm has been selected as a finalist in Provocative Patterns, a Goss 183,  33 Contemporary Artsy exclusive , curated by  Loreena Kloosterboer   Click here

Realism Today , Ambassador of the Week

I am super excited that I have been made Ambassador of the week on the Realism today website Download article

My painting “The Canadian Model” below
has become a finalist in the “Art of the Nude”a  33 Contemporary Artsy Exclusive  Artsy Link

In Other big news

I’m delighted that my painting “Wild One” has been selected as a finalist in the Kennedy prize for Beauty,The Exhibition is open from Friday, 30th August to Saturday, 23 September at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Level One, corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia

I’m so thrilled that my painting “The Journey begins” below  has been won an Art Renewal Center Purchase award  a  in the Art Renewal Center Salon competition,so it has gone of to a new home in the Art Renewal Center Collection and will be Exhibited at the European Museum of Modern Art later The show is scheduled to first open at the European Museum of Modern Art, (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain from December 6th, 2019 – February 2nd,  and then at Sotheby’s in New York  in 2020,where it will be on Exhibit from July 17th – July 27th,

In Other News below…..

My painting “When I dream of Magnolias” Has been selected for the Poets Artists Painting the Figure Now publication and is available on Artsy on my link here Artsy Page


I was warmly welcomed by the Swinburne University community at the unveiling of my portrait of now former University Chancellor Graham Goldsmith.The portrait will now form part of the Swinburne University collection and hang in the hall of former Chancellors.

Hidden Faces Exhibition… Melbourne

My Portrait’s of Director Fred Schepisi  “The Director” and  “Courage Camaraderie and Consequence”now in the Hidden Faces Exhibition

There is a peoples choice prize for the painting which receives the most votes, entry forms at the concierge desk

Where …
Pan Pacific Melbourne
2 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf VIC 3006

11/06/2019 to 03/10/2019

My painting “Girl in a Red Robe ” below was selected for the “Painting today”  exhibition at the European Museum of Contemporary Art, MEAM , opening on Friday 8th March, for International Women’s Day

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It’s important to acknowledge this show, the curator, and the artists. The MEAM · Museu Europeu d’Art Modern is a unique Museum of figurative realism in The heart of Barcelona. There are very few of them in the world and the Meam does a very fine job. In reading their mission statement I was delighted that one of their goals is to give the art form a place to flourish and educate those visiting of the importance of giving a voice and a stage for figurative realism in the art world. And through the show “Painting Today” opening 3/8, the museum proves itself as being a leader by hiring curator Didi Menéndez to bring together 70 women artists to celebrate International Women’s Day. The artists are from every part of the world and deserving of international recognition just as much as their male counterparts. I’m honored and grateful to be part of this exhibition. It’s a must see and will be on until early May. 

My painting is available for purchase, email me on vicki.sullivan42@gmail.com for details


ZARAGOZA and BARCELONA here we come! Thrilled that this little painting of my niece “Dawn of an Age” will be featured in the 20×20 Exhibition by @galeriaartelibre to celebrate their 20th. Anniversary with over 160 international realist/figurative contemporary artists. From March 7th at Edificio Bantierra in Zaragoza and   the European Museum of Modern Art {MEAM} Museum in Barcelona from July 12th till September 1st 2019

I am delighted to say that my Painting Bliss has been selected to be exhibited in
“I Observe” at REHS CONTEMPORY Gallery,at 5 East 57th Street. 8th Floor. NYNY 10022. The opening is 1pm, Saturday 9th March and the exhibition finishes on 29th March 2019
Rehs Contemporary, along with PoetsArtists, is proud to announce I Observe, a group exhibition that explores the concepts of individuality and awareness. Collectively, more than two-dozen artists will have 30 works on display – each providing a unique lens into their observations.

More about the Exhibition, including Articles, opening photos etc click here

Bliss is available on Artsy, Click here to purchase

Download a catalogue here

My painting “Fey Whispers of Japonica” below ,has been selected for publication in “Adorn Me”, curated by Carol Hodes  a Poets Artists online exclusive exhibition on Artsy and Artnet with the Zhou B Art Center ,
For collectors click here https://www.artsy.net/artwork/vicki-sullivan-fey-whispers-of-japonica?fbclid=IwAR1GVqkfNxiPSnrS6wjYfZuM7ssgGzq18XccnSt-fjh6TPdZoBCUZWSBNA8

Emilio Longo from Skill-Based Art came to Interview me recently about Realist Painting.
Click on the Interview Link Below


I am super excited that my Charcoal drawing “Wild Thing” has been selected in the Figurative Realism publication, the 100th issue of Poets Artists in the USA,

For collectors click here  https://www.artsy.net/artist/vicki-sullivan

Kinima News
I am so delighted that my Charcoal drawing Kinima {see below}was selected and published in  “Strokes of Genius book 10” which has just been published

here is the link to Northlight books if you would like to buy a copy


Kinima Charcoal on Roma paper 52cm x 38cm

My painting Bliss with the lovely Luann Halsey at the opening of
WOMEN PAINTING WOMEN MEN PAINTING MEN VOICES WITH VISION exhibition at the RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York, USA

My Painting Lighthorse Walers and Kangaroo feathers was awarded a Highly Commended in the Melbourne Society of Women Sculptors and painters annual Exhibition Changing Perspectives at the Victorian Artists Society from 7th oct until 16th October 2018

A Big thanks to “What’s Hamptoning” for a great article about my work,

Chasing dreams is something that motivates a lot of people. We try to save up and work as hard as we possibly can until we can achieve our goals. As important as that is, we are often reminded that what matters the most is the people next to us. Meet Vicki Sullivan, an artist based in Australia. In the interview below, the artist talks about her passion for realism and her long road to success. She also shares with us a tragic event that reminded her of the true importance of life. Read More https://whatshamptoning.com/realistic-art-magic-vicki-sullivan/

I am super happy that my painting “Bliss” has been selected as a finalist in the WOMEN PAINTING WOMEN MEN PAINTING MEN VOICES WITH VISION exhibition at the RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York, USA, Opening on the 6th October at 2385 MAIN STREET ,BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY 11932

I am so pleased that my drawing Kinima has been selected for the 2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award which will tour throughout the eastern seaboard of Australia, travelling to several regional and metropolitan galleries during the two years between awards.

I am thrilled that my painting has been selected as a finalist in the Kennedy Prize in South Australia, at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts from the 7th September until the 23rd September,

I’m super excited to say My Portrait of my niece Goldie has just been sent to be exhibited in Spain in 2019 at  the MEAM Museum in Barcelona ,

Tales from the Studio,
Paintings by Vicki Sullivan

At the Mornington Shire Foyer Gallery
2 Queen St, Mornington VIC 3931
UUntil Friday  24th August

Including My portrait of Professor Daniel O’Brian the Doctor researching the Bairnsdale Ulcer , a flesh eating Ulcer which has become a severe problem on the Mornington Peninsula.

Percival Prize finalist

I’m delighted that my painting of Fred Schepisi, “The Director” has been selected as a finalist in the Percival Portrait prize in Townsville, QLD, The exhibition will take place at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from Friday 27 April until Sunday 15 July 2018

Latest News

I am super excited because my drawing “Laktisma” has WON an Art Renewal Centre Publication Award, yipeee, this means that I will have an article about my work in Collection Magazine, founded in 1993, has published 252 monthly issues and has the highest reputation in art collection and art marketing in China. Collection Magazine was awarded China’s most influential journal in 60 years and was three times nominated for the “National Journal Award”
I am so over the moon about winning an Art Renewal Centre award, and I will be announcing on my News page when the article has been published.

Feb 2018

I was thrilled that two of my pieces have made it into the finals of the Art Renewal Centre Salon,  from 3750 entries from 69 countries, Laktisma, Graphite on Canson paper, and Reading Heidi, Oil on Linen,

My painting Lighthorse, Walers and Kangaroo feathers  won a Highly commended prize in the Sorrento Rotary Art Show in early January, a great way to begin the year.

I’m so pleased that my Painting “Back Study of Brianna,”  has Won the People’s Choice prize
Manning Art Prize, Naked and Nude
at the
Manning Art Gallery

My Painting Fleeting Lilly has won a second People’s Choice prize in the Jackson’s Mussini Oil painting competition in London, thanks you Jackson’s, Mussini oil paint  and thank you to everyone who voted for my painting