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Charlie O'Sullivan

Charlie O'Sullivan


I have always been inspired by the colour and texture of both landscapes and objects. As a child I drove my family to distraction with the contents of my pockets - collections found and used for spontaneous exhibitions at the dinner table or on my bedroom window sill. I still remain true to this tradition yet use paint to fuse both memories and experience, which are suspended within the painted layers. Continuing to hoard the unusual from old teapots to rusty keys, these all play a part as props in my work either borrowing their history or lending their form, a spark for my imagination. I have followed a fairly traditional path; degree, job, marriage, children, teaching, and post grad. At 41 its now time to move forward with my own work; to take risks, allow time for contemplation, be bold and to return making those window sill exhibitions that I got so much pleasure from as a child.
"I try to depict a specific experience with high texture, multilayers of paint and words hidden or reworked often by sanding and scratching as I drive to express the concept in my mind though always, as with life, expecting things to change along the way"
"Charlie O'Sullivan is one of the brightest new talents to emerge amongst South West artists. She has always been influenced by her northern upbringing and love of the sea. Now living in West Devon she is greatly inspired by windswept coves and moorland in Devon and Cornwall. Her work has become a fusion of images , stories and experiences, past and present. This can straddle a multitude of happenings such as walks, her children, music or poetry melded with a landscape or event. 
Of late, emotion has become a strong factor as her work has settled into depicting stories generated by a specific moment in time. 
This powerful set of paintings have been prepared for this, her first major show following rapid success at Steam Gallery and art fairs. Each painting is accompanied by key words embodying feelings and emotions Charlie has tried to express in each work.
Mike Lambert Marine and Steam Galleries Aug.2009

Acamedician South West Academy Awards/ Commissions 3 private commisions London * Freelance Illustrator BBC and Channel 4 * Ivybridge Library Mural for children's reading room * Dame Hannah Rogers mural and sensory signs * Permanent display at both Exeter and Plymouth Hospitals * NSEAD Commission * Nat West Bank Travel Scholarship to Vienna * Nat West Bank Travel Scholarship to Barcelona Please feel free to join my  join my mailing list on the attached link.
Exhibition History
2012 May   AAF Bristol With Marine House at Beer
2012 April   SWAc Annual Exhibition
2012 March   Glasgow Art Fair
2012 March   AAF Battersea with Marine House at Beer
2011 September   AAF Hampstead with Marine House at Beer
2011 May   AAF Bristol with Marine House at Beer
2011 April   SWAc Annual Exhibition
2011 March   AAF Battersea with Marine Gallery at Beer
2011 September   Solo show @ Marine Gallery Beer
2011 July   Solo show at Tig Gallery Scotland
2010 November   Marine House at Beer solo
2010 October   Duchy Gallery Solo
2010 September   Morley Gallery
2010 13th to 16th May 2010   AAF Bristol (12 Works)
2010 March 10th - 14th March   AAF Battersea, London (12 works)
2010 Jan -Dec   A selection of work available at Over the Moon gallery St agnes Cornwall
2010 Jan -Dec   A selection of work year round at the Jane Adams Gallery St Just Cornwall
2010 January   Mixed Show at the Duchy Centre Dartmoor
2009 19th Sept-2nd Oct   Marine Gallery Beer Devon Joint show Martin Proctor and Charlie O'Sullivan
2009 June   Over The Moon Gallery St Just/St agnes
2009 Annual Summer Show   Summer mixed exhibition at Delamore
2009 May 14th-17th   AAF Bristol 2009
2009 March 12 - 15   AAF Battersea Park London (10 works)
2009 Feb   Delamore Galleries 'All You Need is Love'
2008 May to June   Delamore Arts Cornwood Devon
2008 September   Delamore Galleries Autumn Collection
2007   Southampton Harbour Hse
2007   Solo show at leading Edge Gallery
2006   Exeter Royal Hospital NSEAD
2006   Garden Mural and signage for Dame Hannah Rodgers School
2006   South Hams Council Heritage trail

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