Vicki Sullivan

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Vicki Sullivan

ARC Associate Living Master TM

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Australian 21st Century Realist artist


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Avalon Aroha McRae


Oil on Belgian Linen

90 x 90 cms | 35 1/4 x 35 1/4 ins




Charcoal on Canson paper

52 x 38 cms | 20 1/4 x 14 3/4 ins


John Waters, Glass Onion


Oil on Belgian Linen

120 x 90 cms | 47 x 35 1/4 ins


Thirteen with Attitude


Oil on Belgian Linen

40 x 30 cms | 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,



Oil on Belgian Linen

150 x 100 cms | 59 x 39 1/4 ins

Waiting in the Old China Café


Oil on Belgian Linen

120 x 90 cms | 47 x 35 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,


Fleeting Lily


Oil on Belgian Linen

102 x 80 cms | 40 x 31 1/4 ins


Portrait of Darren, The artist's brother


Oil on Belgian Linen

40 x 30 cms | 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 ins

The Bush Poet


Oil on Belgian Linen

100 x 68 cms | 39 1/4 x 26 3/4 ins


Wild Thing


Charcoal on Roma paper

40 x 26 cms | 15 1/2 x 10 ins

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Vicki Sullivan is an Australian Contemporary Realist painter who focuses on portraiture.

She is a member of the Portrait society of America ,Portrait Artists Australia and the Melbourne Society of Women Sculptors and Painters founded in 1902.Sullivan  has participated in National and International exhibitions with her portraits, and has won awards in the UK, the USA, Australia and China and has won an ARC publication Award and 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.

"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, 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."

Vicki Sullivan born 1962 , Australian


2014 & 2017   Angel Academy of Art Florence Italy

2009- 2014 Private tuition in the Meldrum Method with Fiona Bilbrough

2000 - 2004  Studies in Tonal Painting with Brian Armstrong

1981 & 1984 Studied Fine Art, Monash, Gippsland Campus

 In 2014 Vicki was awarded the Title “Associate Living Master” by the Art Renewal Centre the largest International Foundation for the promotion and education of Realist Art.
Her work has won awards in the U.S.A. the U.K. and Australia and has been selected for Strokes of Genius Book 10

 Vicki is a member of“The Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors” “Portrait Artists Australia” and The Portrait Society of America


2018    Finalist in Women Painting Women, Men painting Men ,RJD Gallery Bridgehampton, NY,USA
2018    Invited into the Artelibre Exhibition at the MEAM museum , Barcelona, Spain
2018    FinalistThe Kennedy Prize, Adelaide
2018    Finalist in the Aussie Rules Passionand Pain Exhibition, cualfield,Vic
2018    Women Painting Women, Burrinja Cultural Centre Upwey, Vic
2018    Solo Exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Shire Foyer Gallery, Mornington Vic
2018    Winner of Art Renewal Centre, Publication Award
2018    Finalist in the Percival Portrait Prize, Townsville, QLD
2017    Finalist in the Portrait Society of America, Members competition, still life section,
2017    Winner of the People’s choice prize, Manning Gallery, Naked and Nude, NSW
2017    Second People’s choice prize Jackson’s Mussini Oil painting Competition,London, UK
2017    Semifinalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2017    Finalist in the Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize, Gordon, NSW
2017    Honorable Mention, Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award, Brisbane,Queensland
2017    Finalist National Equine Prize, Mansfield Victoria   
2016    Finalist Alice Bale Painting prize and also a finalist Alice Bale Drawing prize
2016    Finalist Art Renewal Centre 2015/2016 International Salon
2016    Finalist Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Prize Grafton Regional Gallery
2016    Portraits Sullivan and Bilbrough ,Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2016    Finalist Rick Amor Drawing prize,
2016    Women Painting Women Exhibition, Burrinja cultural Centre Upwey, Vic
2015    Semi finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize
2015    “Changing Perspectives 2015”Melbourne Society of Women Sculptors and Painters
2015    Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth WA
2015    Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize Sydney NSW
2014    Awarded title of “Associate living Master by the Art Renewal Centre”
2014    Finalist Art Renewal Centre 2013/2014 International Salon
2014    Angel Academy of Art Exhibition, Florence Italy
2014    Finalist Hidden Faces of the Archibald Salon Des Refuses, Melbourne, Victoria
2014    Finalist   Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship, Caulfield Vic
2014    Finalist   Alice Bale Painting Award
2014    Finalist   Alice Bale Drawing Award
2014    Finalist Portrait Artists Australia Exhibition, Australian Embassy Washington USA
2013    Semi finalist Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney NSW
2013    Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth WA
2013    Finalist Hidden Faces of the Archibald Salon Des Refuses, Melbourne, Victoria
2013    “Multicultural Australia” Parliament House NSW, Portrait Artists Australia 
2013    Finalist Art Renewal Centre 2012/2013 International Salon
2012    Finalist Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship & Painting Prize
2012    Finalist Alice Bale Painting Prize
2012    Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award, Melbourne, Victoria
2012   Finalist The Mortimore Prize, Dubbo, New South Wales
2012   Finalist Shirley Hannan Portrait Award, Bega Regional Gallery, NSW
2012   Finalist Hidden Face of the Archibald Exhibition, Melbourne, Vic
2011   Finalist The Len Fox Painting Award Exhibition, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria
2009   The Collectors Exhibition, Temple Gallery, Sorrento, Victoria
2008   The Lou White Art Prize, DVA, Melbourne, Victoria

2011   First Prize Best in Show “Alla Prima” Morning Sun Vineyard Art Exhibition
2011   First Prize “Mario’s Choice Prize “ Morning Sun  Vineyard Art Exhibition
2012   Second Prize Oak hill Gallery Annual Members Exhibition
2012   Second Prize  “Little Archie’s Exhibition” Oak Hill Gallery Mornington Vic
2013   Second Prize Oak Hill Gallery Illustration and Drawing competition
2013   Highly Commended Camberwell Art Show
2013   People’s Choice Prize, Hidden faces of the Archibald Hilton South Wharf Melbourne
2015   Winner , Constance Wu Prize Melbourne Society of Women Sculptors and Painters
2016   First Prize, A Singular Creation, Feeling Blue 5 International Competition, USA
2016   Winner Equine Prize, Flinders Art Show, Flinders Victoria
2016   Honourable Mention MSWPS Member Exhibition Changing Perspectives
2016   Third prize people’s choice  in Jackson’s “Drawn In” competition London, UK
2017   Winner of A Singular Creation “Solitude” competition ,USA
2017   Winner of the People’s choice, Manning Art Prize, Naked and Nude, NSW
2017   Second  People’s choice prize,Jackson’s Mussini Oil painting Competition ,London,UK
2018   Winner A Singular Creation Award, Open Competition
2018   Art Renewal Centre Publication Award, Collections Magazine, China

2006    Michael Morehead, Lawyers And Associates, Portsea, Victoria
2007    Tim Buckingham, Partner in International Law Firm DLA Piper, United Kingdom
2008    The Sphere Advertising Agency, Richmond, Victoria
2011     Robbie Brozin, CEO and founder of Nando’s Global
2011     Fletchers Real Estate, Sorrento, Victoria
2013    Collection of Steve Bastoni
2016    Andrew Burns CEO of AOT group
2016    Jane Alexander ,Director of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

2012    ARC Salon
2013    ARC Salon
2014    Portia, The Annual Journal of Victorian Women Lawyers
2014    ARC Salon
2015    Guide Art Leonardo {Spain}
2016    ARC Salon
2016    Profile Magazine issue 72
2016    Guide Art Leonardo {Spain}
2016    Creative Artist Magazine
2016    Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery ,What’s Up
2017    Southern Peninsula News  8/8/17 page 6
2017    Selected for publication in Strokes of Genius, Book 10, North Light Books,USA
2018    Peninsula Essence Magazine ,May issue
2018    Collections Magazine, China
2018    Studio La Primitive Art Zine
2018    The New Nude, Poets artists, USA

2016 3RPP Arts about, Sally Baillieu
2018 3MDR The Good Life  Anne Creber
2018 Drawn to Win podcast with host Don Victor


26 October 2018 to 26 October 2020

Vicki Sullivan News 2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) Touring Exhibition

158 Fitzroy St, Grafton, NSW


ARC Associate Living Master Vicki Sullivan has had her drawing Laktisma selected as a finalist in the 2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)The exhibition will be offically opened on Friday 26 October from 6.30pm. The highlight of the opening will be the announcement of the winner of the $30,000 prize and acquired works by the Judge Anne Ryan Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings & Watercolours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.


08 March 2019 to 05 May 2019

Painting Today European Museum of Modern Art {MEAM}

5 Carrer de la Barra de Ferro, Barcelona, CT

MEAM Museum

Associate Living Master Vicki Sullivan has had her  painting "Girl in a Red robe"

selected for An Exhibition of International Contemporary Figurative painting,

at the European Museum of Modern Art {MEAM} Museum

curated by Didi Menendez, 

on the occasion of celebration of International Women's Day

The opening will be Friday March 8th at 8pm

07 March 2019 to 05 April 2019

Artelibre 20th Anniversary travelling exhibition Zaragoza & European Museum of Modern Art {MEAM} Museum

16 Calle Averroes, Zaragoza, Aragón

ARC Associate Living Master Vicki Sullivan has been invited to participate by Curator Jose Enrique Gonzales

in the Artelibre 20th Anniversary Exhibition in the 15th Century Bantierra palace in Zaragoza, Spain.

The Opening will be the 7th March 2019 at 7pm


The Exhibition will then travel to the European Museum of Modern Art {MEAM} Museum in Barcelona will be on view from July 9th until September 1st

and the opening for this show will be July 12th , 2019 at *pm

09 March 2019 to 29 March 2019

Rehs Contempory Gallery "I Observe" an exhibition of contempory realist painting

5 East 57th St, 8th floor, New York, NY

ARC Associate Living Master Vicki Sullivan  has been selected to exhibit her painting "Bliss" in the "I Observe" exhibition at Rehs Contempory Gallery New York, NY

The show opens at 1pm on Saturday 9th March 2019 and runs until the 29th March 2019