Hello! I'm happy you are here.

I love to see students go from wanting to paint, to learning to paint, to understanding WHY we paint. Yes, you will learn how to use the materials, create value structure, play with color harmony, explore composition, and it will open up a world of discovery for you that will spill into your everyday life. 

Your eyes will begin to find beauty in familiar places. You will notice how light falls on the world and creates your perception of it. You will have a heightened sense of observation and exploration, and a solid foundation for the expression of it.

The state you enter when you create is ancient and hard wired, and to be in it is transformative. I will help you find that place through the deliciously colorful art of oil painting. 

I have chosen to lead a life that is driven by inspiration and adventure. I am told that it is palpable in my paintings and in my teaching style. I hope you join me.

If you would like to see my oil paintings please visit www.KellySullivanFineArt.com

If you would like to learn to paint with me as your guide, please register in my virtual school to see my current class offerings.

The Basics of Oil Painting with Kelly Sullivan

Lambertville Train Car oil painting
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, ...commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music,...”


- John Adams

"A society that studies art has less need to study war. The arts create peace, in people and in nations, but that doesn't meant that we don't have to fight for them. So I fight in the most peaceful and powerful way possible. I practice the arts and I do my best to help others understand their ability to shift perspective and heal what ails us.

- Yours Truly

Wielding the Power of Art

Wielding the awesome and fun power of art is my labor of love. I've taught in my studio and at live events all over the world. I'm looking forward to returning to that with the passing of Covid and the renovation of my new studio at the old Lambertville Strand Theater in New Jersey.

In the meantime, I am excited about this new platform! I can record and customize content from anywhere (like from the sprinter van Tommy and I converted into the coolest possible painting RV) and I can get it out to a wider population who may need a little creativity and inspiration now more than ever. Thanks for joining me in this wild colorful adventure.

Lambertville art studio