Liz Sullivan

Liz Sullivan

In kindergarten, Liz Sullivan’s teachers, recognizing artistic talent when they saw it in a five year old, invited her to paint the walls and doors of her classroom. She enthusiastically accepted the project and has considered herself an artist ever since. She took art classes in college, but never settled in to a painting routine until 1989, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and decided to give herself the long overdue gift of time to paint seriously. She displayed her first painting on the wall of her antique restoration business shop, where a dealer purchased it immediately and asked her to do more.

Liz says of her subject matter that it just “turned up unexpectedly” shortly after beginning to paint again after her long hiatus. She was initially inspired by her six cats, but elements of the antiques she restores routinely creep into her paintings as well. She is also inspired by the beauty of her environment—the valleys and mountains and old country people of her community & rural Western North Carolina.

Upon completion of a painting, Liz hands it to her husband, Pete, who crafts the wooden frame. Liz then paints the frame to match the mood of her artwork, thus creating an entirely unique piece of art.

Selected Works

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Fall Comes to the Mountains

Acrylic, Pencil, Crayon on Masonite, w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 22 3/4 X 16" - Framed Size
$775.- (LIZ1012)

Buoyant Bouquet

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 16 3/4 X 20 7/8" Framed Size
$675.- (LIZ1077)

Last of the Summer Flowers

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 23 1/2 X 15 3/4" Framed Size
$700.- (LIZ1079)

Wake Up Call

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 13 3/4 X 17 3/4" - Framed Size
$675.- (LIZ2019)

Make a Wish

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 23 1/4 X 16 1/4" - Framed Size
$700.- (LIX2022)

Berry Pickers

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 15 3/4 X 23 1/2" Framed Size
$700.- (LIZ1078)

Big Daddy and Bittersweet

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, mounted on corrugated cardboard w/ twig frame
size: 12 1/2 x 12 1/8"
$325.- (LIZ2013)

In For the Night

Acrylic Paint, Ink, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 21 3/8 X 18 1/2" - Framed Size
$700.- (LIZ2020)

Friendly Faces

Acrylic Paint, Ink, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 17 5/8 X 20 3/4" - Framed Size
$700.- (LIZ2021)

Gathering

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 8 X 10" - Framed Size
$475.- (LIZ1047)

Evening Arrives

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 20 7/8 X 15 3/4" - Framed Size
$700.- (LIZ2017)

Sneaking into the Poppy Field

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 14 3/4 X 19 3/4 " - Framed Size
$675.- (LIZ2007)

Mountain View

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 8 X 10" - Framed Size
$475.- (LIZ1051)

Garden's Gift

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 8 X 10" - Framed Size
$450.- (LIZ1050)

By Moon Light

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 17 3/4 X 20 3/4" - Framed Size
$675.- (LIZ2005)

Guinea's Perch

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 8 X 10" - Framed Size
$475.- (LIZ1048)

Curious Neighbors

Acrylic, Pencil, Crayon on Masonite, w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 17 1/4 X 19 5/8" - Framed Size
$650.- (LIZ1054)

Garden of Eden

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 25 5/8 X 18 1/8" - Framed Size
$750.- (LIZ2006)

Home for the Night

Acrylic, Pencil, Crayon on Masonite, w/ Frame built & painted by artist
size: 27 1/2" X 19 1/4" - Framed Size
$875.- (LIZ668)

Hungry Goat

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 10 X 8" - Framed Size
$450.- (LIZ1043)

Night Owl

Acrylic Paint, Ink & Crayon on Masonite, mounted on an aged piece of wood w/ twig frame
size: 9 3/8 x 10 7/8"
$250.- (LIZ1075)

Red-winged Blackbird

Acrylic Paint, Pencil & Crayon on Masonite, & Twigs w/Frame built & painted by artist
size: 10 X 8" - Framed Size
$450.- (LIZ1045)

LIZ Sullivan (Center)

Liz Sullivan at the opening for the Liz Sullivan-Cornbread show.