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Michael Sullivan

Art Explosion Studios
2425 17th St, SF, CA
Studio number: 171

Artist Statement:

Aside from portraits, I create images based on a conversation I have with the canvas. It appears in its raw form as I layer thin coats and I then accentuate and embroider something that resembles a clearer image. I channel a lot of emotion into each piece based on my mood and the mood I think is trying to emerge. It can get messy, but I like to use that to the paintings advantage. For the most part I am self taught, but took some classes with Larry Robinson who helped me with the basics in layering and when to stop. I still struggle with knowing when to stop. I have painted over many a canvas because of this and had a great time in the process.