Joseph Sullivan

Joseph Sullivan uses a variant of a 15th century Flemish method of painting - since termed the mischtechnik - in which egg tempera is used in conjunction with oil and resin glazes to allow both subtle gradation of colour and fine detail, with a luminosity produced by light reflecting through the many and various coloured layers.

Previously working at a studio at the Bow Arts Trust in east London, and participating in the annual exhibitions held there, Joseph entered two works for the 2007 Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize, both of which were selected for the small final exhibition at Painters’ Hall. Another was included in the Discerning Eye exhibition of the following year, at the Mall Galleries.

Having, shortly after this, moved to Stansted Mountfitchet, Joseph now devotes some time to painting the surrounding countryside and farmland, using for these works oil alone, and citing as influences painters such as the 19th century French naturalist Jules Bastien-Lepage, and the artists of the Barbizon School.