Bill Sullivan is a painter who “stretches the limits.” In describing his style, he quotes a passage from a prose poem ” The Recital” by John Asherey:
We are trying with mortal hands to paint a landscape
Which would be a faithful reproduction of the exquisite and terrible scene which stretches around us
“There’s stuff out there that talks to me,” says Sullivan, someone who very definitely gets “out there” and someone who, to judge from the look of his work, knows what the talk is all about.
Sullivan is one of a modern breed of artists whose work talks to us as well. Sullivan’s statements are personal, aesthetic, issue-oriented, and environmental. These beautiful prints show that he is making them with a sense of style and purpose.