Artist Portfolio Magazine – 2017 Q4 Art Competition
Sheila Sullivan – Stevens Point, WI
Up until a few years ago, my work had always been more purely subjective and expressionistic than representational. However, under the influence of child art I have incorporated more elementary figurative forms and devices, and manipulated them in accord with the dynamic between color, shape, and spatial relationship. I have studied the art of autistic children in particular, and it offers me fertile ground from which to explore in my own work the relationship between the figurative, expressive, and purely visual.