Anne O'Sullivan

Anne’s artistic content hovers around the traditional trifecta of still life, portrait and landscape and she is interested in experimenting with colour, light, texture and luminosity. Being a working mother, much of her artwork narrates that experience. As the daughter of a writer, she is quite at ease with the inclusion of story-telling in her artwork. Some of her paintings are quite illustrative as she has been influenced by the artwork in children’s storybooks. Anne’s mother was interested in the act of child-rearing and housework being recognised as valuable work; not an invisible duty performed magically without effort behind closed doors. In some respects, Anne is carrying the torch for her mother as many of her artworks shine a spotlight on women performing these unrecognised and undervalued menial tasks.
Contemporary women, mothers and carers seem to find Anne’s whimsical paintings extremely relatable. Anne has had artwork shortlisted in various art prizes and competitions such as the Flying Arts Regional Art Award in 2017. Her artwork can be found at the University of Queensland, Toowoomba Base Hospital and in private collections internationally and Australia wide.