Pomegranates-Katherine Sullivan

18.5" x 27.75"

Katherine Sullivan


I try to paint what I like, and I like pomegranates. My method for this painting was to purchase pomegranates, place them in different arrangements, and photograph them in strong light. I sort through the images looking for interesting shapes and shadows. When I finish, the added benefit is I get to eat and enjoy the subject matter.

Artist Statement
The desire to create has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My materials and methods have changed over time with my ability and maturity. I have explored a wide range of media, including oils, acrylics, ceramics, and prints. I am always interested in learning.

About fifteen years ago, I decided to try watercolors for the first time. My only regret is I should have tried them sooner. They are very user-friendly for me. If you only have a short time to paint and the paint dries, just add water. I love color, any color, although some of my friends think everything I do has some purple in it.

My inspiration has mostly come from nature. I am fortunate that we have a place on the water, and it has provided me with a rich source of ideas. I am interested in the light and the shadows. I like the relationships between objects. My methods are traditional with a little experimentation. The results are simply my interpretation of what I see.

Katherine Sullivan has a B.A. in Fine Art from George Washington University and an A.A. in Advertising Design from Northern Virginia Community College. She has been studying watercolor at the Art League in Alexandria since 2000. She is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Virginia Watercolor Society, and the Miniature Sculptors, Painters and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. She exhibits at Gallery Underground and Gallery 75 at the Art League.