Meet Ambrosia Sullivan

In 2017, she pledged to herself that she would create every day. The 3in x 3in canvas made that goal achievable. Painting a complete piece of art every day gives her a satisfaction like no other. Her current work is a celebration of pop culture focusing on characters from TV, music and film cult classics. Each celebrity or character has inspired Ambrosia and many of them are most recognizable from their work in the 80’s to early 2000’s. While they might seem random, each piece is an exploration and an experiment of subject turned object (art). Ambrosia creates art of all sizes but always returns to mini portraits. Things don’t have to be big to make an impact and that holds true for art. 

Background

Ambrosia Sullivan was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1985 and grew up in Auburn, New York. She currently lives in Union City, New Jersey with her dog/assistant Ruby. 

Her expansive art education includes receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2007 from Pratt Institute. After graduating she continued her studies at at both F.I.T. and Prescott & Mackay in New York City with a focus on footwear design – a passion which has become her full time career.

Ambrosia spent eight years working at Guerra Paint & Pigment in the Lower East Side. The time she spent there was incredibly important for her as it helped her discover the characteristics of color. Learning to work with water based paint, created from mixing pigment concentrates and binders, was extremely significant in her development as an artist and her understanding of color. Her paintings are painted with Guerra paint to this day. 

@thequeenofcheesy

Ambrosia Sullivan Creating #apaintingaday🎨 miniature art of random people 🖌 ✨Available for custom portrait commissions of all sizes✨ NJ based.

  • I snuck one in tonight... @katya_zamo as “Babe-raham Lincoln” painting ... 3”x 3” acrylic on canvas #apaintingaday for #dragqueendecember .
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#madewithguerrapaint #rupaulsdragrace #katyazamolodchikova #portrait #acrylic #mini #illustrated
  • Last night I took a break from painting my mini Drag Queens ... (I have a couple bigger projects I need to speed up the process on.) So here’s a pic of who I’ve painted so far- Do you have a favorite Queen? Maybe I’ll paint her...
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#paintingadaychallenge #rupaulsdragraceallstars4 #rupaulsdragrace #miniportraits #dragqueendecember #manilaluzon #moniqueheart #giagunn #farrahmoan #rupaul #monetxchange #naomismalls #latriceroyale #itsallaboutvalentina #valentina #artist #fanart #acrylic #madewithguerrapaint
  • It’s @gia_gunn for today’s #dragqueendecember mini portrait 
3” x 3” acrylic on canvas .
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#series #drag #madewithguerrapaint #rupaulsdragraceallstars4 #dragrace #giagunn #mini #illustration #pop #portrait #acrylic #thequeenofcheesy #apaintingaday #artistoninstagram #fanart
  • It’s @manilaluzon for today’s #apaintingaday in #dragqueendecember 
3” x 3” acrylic on canvas - available for commissions $45. .
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#painting #artistoninstagram #miniature #portrait #dragqueen #manilaluzon #rupaulsdragrace #allstars #illustration #acrylic #pigments #colorful #beauty #artist #buyart #fanila #fanilaart #fanart #doubleallstar #vh1
  • Hung up some #talkshowhost on my wall this morning. Do you have a favorite Tv talk show host? 
3”x 3” acrylic on canvas.
Now taking commissions $45.
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#artfortheholidays #artforeveryday #tvtalkshow #whoopi #sallyjesse #ellendegeneres #drphil #geraldorivera #maurypovich #rickylake #wendywilliams #rosieodonnell #80s #90s #now #acrylic #pigments #portraits #illustration #madewithguerrapaint #minipaintings #artforsale #artist #apaintingaday
  • Painted this beauty @iammoniqueheart for day 7 of #dragqueendecember 
3”x 3” acrylic on canvas. 
Mini customs portraits available $45.
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#rupaulsdragraceallstars4 #dragqueen #moniqueheart #portrait #miniatureart #fanart #madewithguerrapaint #acrylic #illustration #dragrace #apaintingaday #vh1 #allstars4 #fanart
  • Unbelievable the top nine app says that you people gave me 35.5k likes this year!?!?!? For what it’s worth, I just wanted to take a minute to say .... I love you all💕 THANK YOU for the comments, likes and continual support of these hands 🙌🏽 #topnine
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 #thankful #artlovers #paintings #acrylic #madewithguerrapaint
  • It’s @allaboutvalentina today’s #portrait for #dragqueendecember obsessed with this beauty💕
3”x 3” acrylic on canvas available $45. Open for commissions💕
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#madewithguerrapaint #rupaulsdragraceallstars4 #dragrace #valentina #illustration #weddingdress #beauty #acrylic #colorful #fanart #painting #allstars4 #vh1
  • Friendly Reminder.... Due December 18th! {DIgITAL SUBMISSION}  and please Remember to share with anyone who is a fellow artist and fan💕
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“Life is nothing, if you’re not obsessed”- John Waters - Precisely WHY its about damn time for a Waters themed zine... my goal is Fill up the pages with a variety of art (from artists near and far) All the work that’s been created inspired by his life’s work and of himself!
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if you want to submit your work to be part of #thefilthywaterszine :::keep reading::: and follow the below instruction!

THE FILTHY WATERS ZINE: 
ARTIST SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Email your submissions to: thequeenofcheesy@gmail.com 
SUBJECT: YourName,  Submission. (Example: Jane Doe, TFWZ Submission) 
Please include ALL of the following information. Submissions with missing information will not be considered. Cannot stress this enough. 
1. Full Name
2. Website & / or social media handle (whichever you’d like included)
3. Location
4. Contact Email
5. Answer the following ( 120 words or less) 
Describe your piece(s).________

How have you been inspired by John Waters/works ? *optional

If you could say one thing to him, what would it be?*optional 
Be sure to include your Title of work & medium.

Last but not least....Hi-Res scan or image of your work. (PNG or PDF at 300 DPI) portrait setting...size 8.5”X 5.5” with a .5 “ bleed included. 
A $3. Non-Refundable Submission fee will go toward publishing. Pay via PayPal to thequeenofcheesy@gmail.com (Aiming to publish early 2019)
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Please share with anyone that you know would be interested!!!✨
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#characters #inspirations #portraits #tracyturnblad #velmavontussle #wandawoodward #dawndavenport #johnwaters #beverlysutphin #monahatchetfacemalnorowski  #auntida #crybaby #shrine #film #favorites #qotd #serialmom #hairspray #crybaby #femaletrouble #dreamlanders #art #apaintingaday #madewithguerrapaint
  • Today’s mini #dragqueendecember painting is @latriceroyale 
Part of a mini #series of #rupaulsdragraceallstars
3”x 3” 
acrylic on canvas 
Available $45. Open for custom commissions💕
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#madewithguerrapaint #color #acrylic #rupaulsdragcon #rupaulsdragrace #dragqueen #royalty #latriceroyale #fineart #popart #portrait #illustrated #fanart #allstars4 #vh1

The Workshop

You’ll often see Ambrosia working at local cafes like Ispresso Cafe in Weehawken. Contact her to book a sesh.

She’s also open to doing live painting anywhere!

Artists that inspire me: 

Francis Picabia, Alice Neel, Andy Warhol, Mark Ryden, Edvard Munch, John waters, David Lynch, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Fritz Scholder, Ray Pettibon

Sandra (@sandyolives) who is an artist but has set her efforts into working at a chimp sanctuary in Camaroon, Africa (http://www.ida-africa.org/sanagayong-rescue-center_214.html
 
My friend Georgie (@colormelurid) who is a collage artist (magical and cosmic) and she’s a model.
 
My old bosses at the paint store who are also awesome artist Seren Morey (@serenmorey) who is a boss lady mom with superhuman powers, creating paintings that crawl off the canvas, Art Guerra (www.artguerra.com) creating unusual super heavy textured surfaces.

Jody who is an awesome chef as well as paint maker (@guerrapaint) .
 
My friend Rosario who’s a go-getter, we teamed up to create Tinted hearts, creating events to raise money for different causes. 
 
Samantha (@brushmy_arts)  who just made becoming a full time artist her priority in life she’s self taught! 

“Life is nothing if you're not obsessed”

John Waters

“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.“

Salvadore Dali

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