Pam Sullivan is a visual artist who uses sheer textiles, paint and stitches to create abstract work based on water patterns, textures and light.
A native Kansan, Pam graduated in 1967 from the University of Kansas with a BFA. She continued to study textiles and embroidery with many artists in the US as well as in England. Before starting to concentrate on her own visual stories, she owned a pattern business and designed needlework for retail outlets. Pam taught workshops across the US while also serving on regional and national textile boards during the time she was living in different coastal regions in the US. The experience of living near rivers and oceans made a large impact on what her focus would become in her art.
Pam’s personal artwork has been exhibited in solo, juried and invitational shows. Her work is in many private collections across the US. She is currently living in Lawrence, KS where she maintains a studio practice.
Pam is currently showing in Montana at 1+1=1 Gallery and her work may be viewed in the gallery or in the online store: 1plus1is1.com/gallery/artists/pam-sullivan
For more information about Pam Sullivan, or to inquire about her artwork, visit 1+`1=1 Gallery or call 406-431-9931.
Deep water to me is one of the great mysteries in the world. It restores my senses.
My work is about water and its many forms, colors, moods and patterns. Whether calm or turbulent it has great power, beauty and mystery. My mixed media works are about layers of meaning as well as layers of materials. They are about time and place, nature and our interconnected role. Water’s edge to water’s depths are my time and place.
In the vision of my story about place, I try to capture those elusive qualities of pattern, texture, light and color from visited or imagined places where time slows as it moves mood to moment – where life is lived by the currents and planned by the tides. My goal is to create positive, uplifting, joyful work. Making marks on a translucent fabric that is then colored and layered to add depth is my personal way to bring awareness to our world and its treasures, not in a negative way, but in a way that draws us to love the environment. When we love something, we care for it.