Mary Jessie Sullivan is an artist living by the sea in sunny Hawke’s Bay.
Mary’s signature style is large contemporary landscapes and seascapes in subtle moody tones, often rich in texture in either thick buttery acrylics or rich oils with layers of translucent cold wax. Minimalist and serene, the work is a collection of random mark making, often incorporating other media such as plaster, pigment, grit, inks, rust and stains as well as gold and copper leaf.
Out of random mark making something special happens, a connection to something recognisable emerges, then just as easily….
It recedes back into randomness….
Her other medium uses organic materials such as beeswax, pigment, ink and shellac, heating them for the process of encaustic wax on wood.