Sullivan's work is interpretive and expressionist, with charcoal and graphite ideal mediums for capturing the immediacy of an idea, while still maintaining detail. She is equally attracted to the earthiness and graininess of these primal tools. As the artist becomes more intimate with her subject, so she refocuses, seeking to express a range of possibilities sometimes independent of the original narrative. Sullivan searches out meaning in charcoal marks and negative spaces, adding and subtracting, allowing the work and the story it suggests to evolve organically.
Recent exhibitions include
2020 Medusa, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2015 New Works, Steps Gallery, Melbourne
2020 20, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2016 Religious Art Prize, Chapel on Station Gallery, Melbourne 2015 Group, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne 2014 Open, Egremont Artists Studios, Melbourne 2013 Group, Cambridge Studio Gallery; Open, Egremont Artists Studios 2011 Group, Brightspace, Melbourne