|As an artist, more so simply as a human being, I have sorrowed much over the troubles of life. In that darkness I have drawn close to God, have seen beauty, light, and exceeding hope that takes the breath away.
- Kristine Sullivan
As an expressionist painter, Kristine strives to capture the innermost emotions and a sense of strength and motion through the knowledgeable application of colour and composition. She considers herself a colourist, and her strength is executing a painting that has instant impact as well as an image that lasts beyond those initial impressions. She loves light, and through the layering of paint a shimmering and luminescent effect is achieved.
She has had many one woman shows in university galleries including Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, NJ), New Jersey Institute of Technology (Jersey City, NJ) and Montclair State College (Montclair, NJ). One painting owned currently by Fairleigh Dickinson University's private collection. In addition, she has had a two-person show "Works on Paper," at the John O'Rourke Gallery (Madison Avenue in New York City). Her most recent shows were held at Old Westport Library Gallery (Westport, CT), Jasper Rand Art Museum (Westfield, MA), Pen and Brush Gallery (Greenwich Village, NY), The Quadrangle Fine Arts Museum (Springfield, MA) and The Locust Street Gallery (Northampton, MA), East End Gallery (Nantucket, MA).
She received a full scholarship to the prestigious Chelsea College of Art in London and subsequently immigrated to the United States and founded KJS Art Association in Connecticut, where she teaches professional adult artists pen-and-ink, pastel, gouache, and acrylic techniques.