Littleton artist Frank Sullivan to display artwork at Blue Moon Gallery

13 years ago

    Oil paintings and pastel drawings by Littleton artist Frank Sullivan will be on display at the Blue Moon Gallery, inside Visions at 66 Main St. in Houlton from Jan. 28 through March 26. The public is invited to attend the opening reception with the artist on Friday January 28 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The artist will also be giving a talk about his work and his process on Thursday March 3 at 3:30 p.m. at the gallery.
    Frank Sullivan is a full-time artist with a B.A. in Visual Arts from the College of the Holy Cross. He also studied printmaking at the American University on a graduate fellowship and later studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and figure drawing at the Worcester Art Museum. After working as a graphic designer, illustrator, art director and art instructor in the Boston area, he moved to Aroostook County in January 2006 to focus on his art full-time. He converted the old potato house on his property into a studio and gallery where he currently displays his work and teaches classes in drawing and painting throughout the year. He also teaches drawing and art appreciation classes at Northern Maine Community College and art classes and workshops at the Wintergreen Art Center in Presque Isle. He has found the agricultural landscape of Southern Aroostook County particularly inspirational to his work. He has won numerous awards for his artwork and his work hangs in private collections throughout the country.
BS-Gallery-dcx-pt-3    The show will feature a selection of oil paintings and pastel drawings inspired by the agricultural landscape of Aroostook County, particularly the Littleton and Monticello area. Although working primarily from a landscape tradition, Mr. Sullivan’s work focuses on capturing qualities of light, weather conditions and times of day, utilizing bold colors and a painterly application of materials which emphasize the act of painting and the working properties of the artist’s materials, rather than descriptive details of the subjects. He says about his work, “I have no interest in merely ‘describing’ particular places or things. I’m more interested in creating emotional statements – physical manifestations of the personal feelings I experienced when I looked at whatever it was that I chose to be the subject of my picture – and my process involves looking at nature for compositional elements and color relationships that I can develop into pictures that transcend mere physical description of the subject matter.”
    His work can also be seen regularly at Visions and The Courtyard Café in Houlton, The Eastport Gallery in Eastport, and Morningstar Art & Framing in Presque Isle. His work can be viewed on-line at: The exhibition is being presented by the Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project. SACAP is a non-profit, volunteer organization that works to foster a flourishing arts community in northern Maine, creating an exciting cultural environmentand a voice for art and artists. For more information please contact SACAP at 532-9119.
    The exhibition will be on view at the Blue Moon Gallery, 532-9119, during regular hours: Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Frank Sullivan, Rainbarrow Studio, 1783 U.S. Hwy 1, Littleton, ME 04730, or call 538-9416.