Sullivan, Vicki


“Realism in painting can be so powerful that some people compare the likeness to a photo, but where a photo flattens the subject and looks very two dimensional, my aim is to give a very three dimensional aspect to the work while revealing the fundamental essence of the sitters’ personality, soul and physical character. I want the viewer to feel as if the subject is lifelike, as if they could almost walk out of the painting.”

Vicki works in oil and in charcoal/pastel and accepts portrait commissions. Please contact her directly:




2014 – Vicki was awarded the Title “Associate Living Master” by the Art Renewal Centre – the largest International Foundation for the promotion and education of Realist Art.

2014 – Vicki was invited to join the International “Master Painters of the World” facebook group.


2015 Finalist Art Renewal Centre 2014/2015 International Salon
2015 Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize Sydney NSW
2014 Finalist Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship Caulfield VIC
2014 Finalist Alice Bale Painting prize Caulfield VIC
2014 Finalist Alice Bale Drawing Prize Caulfield VIC
2014 Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors “Changing Perspectives”
2014 Finalist Art Renewal Centre 2013/2014 International Salon
2014 Finalist Portrait Artists Australia Australian Embassy Washington USA
2014 Angel Academy of Art Student Exhibition Florence Italy
2013 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize Sydney NSW
2013 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize
2013 Finalist Ingliss Equine Art Prize Randwick NSW
2013 Finalist Art Renewal Centre 2012/2013 International Salon
2013 Finalist Hidden Faces” Victorian Salon Des refuses of the Archibald
2013 Finalist Portrait Artists Australia “Multicultural Australia” Parliament House NSW
2013 Highly Commended Award Camberwell Art show
2012 Finalist Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship Caulfield VIC
2012 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2012 Finalist Mortimer Prize Dubbo
2012 Finalist “Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award “ Bega Regional Gallery
2012 Finalist “Hidden Faces” Salon Des Refuses of the Archibald Exhibition Melbourne
2011 The Len Fox Painting Award Exhibition Castlemaine Art Gallery
2011 Herald Sun Camberwell Art Show
2010 Melbourne Grand Prix Pit Room Exhibition
2009 The Collectors Exhibition Temple Gallery Sorrento



Vicki Sullivan VAS PAA exhibition 2014

Vicki Sullivan VAS PAA exhibition 2014