Barbara Sullivan is a painter and installation artist living in Maine. She works in the age–old medium of fresco, which she learned when she was the head cook at The Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting. Her relationship to the Maine art community is long and involved. She is represented by Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, ME.
"I make bas-relief fresco objects that are effigies of real things; distorting and flattening both the forms and the painted surfaces allows the viewer to question their perception of perspective. Historically, fresco as a medium was used to paint illusionistic images on flat architectural surfaces. My objects are life -sized to reflect the scale of fresco murals. I consider, each object as a vocabulary component, either to stand separately or to be grouped together in a narrative using the wall as a ground."