Chuck Sullivan woke up at the age of 43 when he painted his first still life. In that moment, he found his place in the world and understood his calling. Six years later he closed his travel business after 16 years to pursue his passion for painting full time.
Chuck has a unique vision. His paintings have an edge, a different point of view. He brings a modern sensibility to a classical approach. The diversity of his work reflects his curiosity. He is as comfortable painting life-size religious statues as he is miniature plein air studies of the Boston coastline or Irish landscapes.
His paintings are visceral: they feel real. He can render the mood of a moment. He sees beauty in the ordinary and the absurd. He is always evolving in his painting and his sense of design. He is a student of the craft and he understands it as a life long pursuit and that he will never be good enough.
BA Bates College
MS Boston University
Second place (oil painting) - Duxbury Art Museum Juried Show, 2005, Duxbury, MA
Third place (oil painting) - South Shore Arts Organization Juried Show, 2002, Marina Bay, Quincy, MA
Plain Street Studios, Rockland, MA