Summers in Cape Cod: Ann Sullivan

Ann Sullivan was born in New York City, went to college in Wisconsin and began teaching Biology. In the 1970s, she and her husband decided to move to Cape Cod, Massachusetts where they raised four children. Although Ann has been drawing and painting since she was little, interest in her work began to pick up. With consistent demand for her work, she established the Sullivan Gallery in 1983.  The remarkable thing is that she was never formally trained in painting. The Cape Cod location lends itself to beach scenes and she has produced quite a few of them. She has since moved to Naples, Florida where she teaches oil painting but she still returns to Cape Cod every summer to pursue her love of painting.

The best classification of her work is Impressionist, but when I saw the first piece it took me awhile to realize it was a painting. These three feature girls more prominently in the scene, but you can visit her website and see many others.

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Ann Sullivan – Little Girl, Yellow Swimsuit (1985)

Ann Sullivan – Little Girl in Pink Swimsuit and Beetle Cat, Bass River, Cape Cod

Ann Sullivan – Little Girl in Pink Swimsuit and Beetle Cat, Bass River, Cape Cod

Ann Sullivan – Two Little Redhead Girls on the Beach, Cape Cod (1983)

Ann Sullivan – Two Little Redhead Girls on the Beach, Cape Cod (1983)

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