Kent Sullivan
Orlando, Florida

There are more places Kent Sullivan would like to paint than he ever will be able. Employing many of the Hudson River School methods in his landscapes, Kent captures the ephemeral interactions of clouds, sun and earth with his delicate use of color and gesture. His work is published in two prominent books: "Art of the National Parks" and "Picturing Florida." He has lectured at museums and been sought after by many large corporations. “Several years ago I had the incredible fortune of being part of the NASA art program. Five paintings are now part of the Smithsonian Collection. At one gathering at the Kennedy Space Center, Leonard Nimoy came up and asked me for my autograph!”

Artist and Customer Comments

Kent Sullivan 7/28/2016 | 2:37 PM

Thanks for your very kind remarks. I love hearing that you will enjoy it for years to come. It does my heart good!

commentsBlack Canyon of the Gunnison
M Sobko purchased this artwork. 7/28/2016 | 1:23 PM

The painting was purchased because of its colors, the theme and Mr. Sullivan's profile. Mr. Sullivan thank you for this beautiful artwork which will be enjoyed by the family for years to come. The promptness in shipping this art work to me is appreciated. MS

K Harrison 7/20/2016 | 9:35 AM

I purchased Still Water Shadows. I just completed getting it framed and it looks lovely in my living room. Every time I look at it, it reminds of growing up in upstate New York. Thanks.

commentsCanyon Wall
P Villalobos 3/24/2016 | 3:52 AM

It's the purples in the landscape of nature that I have to get ahold of.

Bleak Twigs River

Oil painting on other
Signed on front

12" h x 15" w x 1" d
1 lbs. 4 oz.


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What inspired me to paint this was a place in England. A place that took me back to many of the English countryside images that I saw in my imagination when reading C.S. Lewis. I fell in love with the English countryside long before I even visited it.

This piece is painted on canvas mounted on a cradled wood panel. It comes ready to hang. 

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!


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