Anne O'Sullivan

"When I was at school, anything creative would make my heart beat faster. I probably started off painting many years ago in response to difficult situations in my life. I’ve always said that while some people paint their way into a corner, I paint my way out of one. As a working mother, much of my artwork narrates this experience. I find it absolutely fascinating that people, particularly women, respond so well to my narrative artworks.My mother was in a women’s group which she set up in honour of her mother who raised 8 children. My mother was very concerned with the notion of child rearing and housework being recognised as real work. When painting these artworks, I was really just telling my own story, but it seems that this story is familiar and relatable to many modern women."