About Mary Jessie Sullivan
Mary Jessie Sullivan is an artist living by the sea in sunny Hawkes Bay.
After completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design at Ideaschool, EIT, Taradale in 2015 Mary now works as a full time artist and tutor from her sea-side studio in Haumoana, Hawkes Bay.
Mary paints abstract landscapes and seascapes in textured acrylic as well as oil paint blended with translucent cold wax.
Her other medium uses organic materials such as beeswax, pigment and shellac, heating them for the process of encaustic wax on wood. Encaustic painting is an ancient technique, dating back to the Greeks who created portraits in wax to place over a mummy of the deceased as a memorial. The colour remains true to this day. By nature, these elements originate from the same source and by uniting them within the artwork a special link is formed.
Mary's work is in collections throughout NZ and internationally.
Mary’s work can be found the in following NZ galleries:
Mobile Art Gallery - Auckland
Muse Gallery – Havelock North
Taylor Jenson - Palmerston North
King & Teppett - Palmerston North
Waihi Beach Gallery - Waihi Beach
Bread and Butter Gallery - Whitianga
The Mandarin Tree - Gordonton
Commissions are always welcome.