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.

  • In case you had no clue, today is #nationalloveyourpetday and I’m obsessed with my @prettypupruby ... actually my goal is to build up a whole wall of art in her image! 1st & 2nd are paintings I did and the 3rd is a commission from @jillian.doherty ... I’ll be looking for commissioning other artists throughout the year 💕🙌🏽 .
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Who’s your favorite artist that does pet commissions? Send me a message or tag me in their posts ...🙌🏽or if you are an artist interested in creating one send me a dm or tag! .
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#petportraits #puppylove #ilovemydog #seekingart #manchesterterrier #furbaby #drawings #paintings #artcommissions
  • In September I was asked to be a part of this artist collective crew named @a_viewwitharoom . Founded by @heydreday and @steshywhatever ( @steshydraws ) to cultivate and curate the local NJ art scene, I’m happy to be part of this and to have talented co-conspirators. The goal is to help artists be seen. Here’s a silly clip of me explaining motivation to create- ... see the whole Q&A in our first ever interview together created by @nohu_collective IG TV (follow them for all upcoming events in North Hudson area!) .
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The next show by #avwar is @northernsoulhoboken on Thursday Feb 28th featuring all Abstract work from some pretty amazing artists! Don’t miss it! And follow @a_viewwitharoom for upcoming submission dates!
  • 💔 "If someone gives me a to-do list, I say 'thank you, this is nice.' One needs things to throw in the wastebasket."- #karllagerfeld ...
3”x3” acrylics on canvas .
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#styleicon #legend #portrait #painting #liveyourownway #chanel #designer #rip #popart #miniart #acrylic #paris #iconic #creativelife
  • Last night I Finally painted #Mitzi (Tick) (@hugoweaving_rs ) from The adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the desert. While at #thefoxyfleaandfest @coneyislandbabynyc .
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Speaking of Queens, submissions are due March 18th to be in the upcoming Queen zine, check out the link in my bio for details!
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#portrait #priscillaqueenofthedesert #dragqueen #hugoweaving #nycart
  • “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that! I'm always gonna love you, no matter what. No matter what happens. You're my son and you're my blood. You're the best  thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, you ain't gonna have a life. “- Rocky’s speech to his son  in Balboa is everything. It’s helped me get through some really heavy shit... .and on top of it all the love for and between these characters was really well thought out. Hoping this provides some Love inspiration and motivation to fight for your worth. .
Rocky and Adrienne 3” x 3” acrylic on canvas. Set available $90. Free shipping. .
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#sylvesterstallone #rocky #balboa #youngrocky #inspiration #creativelifehappylife #apaintingaday #littleart #popart #fanart #favorite #movie #quote #inspirationalquotes #keepfighting #doyou #standup #madewithguerrapaint #acryliconcanvas #painter #slystallone #art #taliashire #adrienne #adriennepennino
  • February is usually a pretty difficult month for me... lately I’ve been getting some pretty strong signals that it’s time to grow, take the losses and try make something out of it all.  2/14/2006 Grandma Gerri, wild and full of fun, we shared many adventures, from Maine to Florida, she taught me how to drive a oversized van down a very narrow cliff (that’s basically a metaphor for life, living on the edge) and she always tried to teach me to be more extraverted (still working on that)... she sold my first drawing and believed in me as an artist before I even knew I could be one. She was one of a kind, an antique dealing gypsy, a woman entrepreneur, an accordion playing romantic... who lived a life of many tragedies.... and comedies. This day I will always celebrate her life... one of the biggest losses for me... Grandma Gerri...Even her best friend Babe said she died on a special day...because she was always so sweet and hard to forget.  13 years have passed... but I feel like she’s been here all along.💕
#mygalentine #grandma #inspiration 
#apaintingaday #sorryforbeingabummer #love #artismytherapy #miniportrait #violetflame #foreverinmyheart
  • Swipe right to see the shirt 💕 ・・・I’m all about a good giveaway and spreading the love 💕💕💕
🖤GIVE AWAY ALERT❤️ We thought it would be fun to do a giveaway in the spirit of Valentine’s Day tomorrow so here goes! 💀The Rules
1. Must be following @a_viewwitharoom (bonus points for following our show runners @heydreday @steshydraws & @thequeenofcheesy)
2. Tag 3 people you love in the comments of this post! (@a_viewwitharoom )
3. No limit to how many times you comment, just spread the love as much as possible from now until tomorrow night!
4. Resharing this post on your timeline or stories doesn’t hurt either 😉 💀The Prize
One of our limited edition Devil Skull shirts in any size for you or someone you love!

Check em out on our website www.avwar.com
GoodLuck!
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#giveaway#giveawaycontest#art#artist#artistgiveaway#tshirtdesign#tshirtgiveaway#nj#weehawken#newjersey#digitalarts#digitalartabstract#valentines#valentine#valentinesday#love#like#share#buzzfeed#fun#letsplayagame#sharethove#soreadthelove#loveyourself#happy#happyhumpday🐫#humpday
  • Orson: The report, Mork.

Mork: This week I discovered a terrible disease called loneliness.

Orson: Do many people on Earth suffer from this disease?

Mork: Oh yes sir, and how they suffer. One man I know suffers so much he has to take a medication called bourbon, even that doesn't help very much because then he can hear paint dry.

Orson: Does bed rest help?

Mork: No because I've heard that sleeping alone is part of the problem. You see, Orson, loneliness is a disease of the spirit. People who have it think that no one cares about them.

Orson: Do you have any idea why?

Mork: Yes sir you can count on me. You see, when children are young, they're told not to talk to strangers. When they go to school, they're told not to talk to the person next to them. Finally when they're very old, they're told not to talk to themselves, who's left?

Orson: Are you saying Earthlings make each other lonely?

Mork: No sir I'm saying just the opposite. They make themeslves lonely, they're so busy looking out for number one that there's not enough room for two.

Orson: It's too bad everybody down there can't get together and find a cure.

Mork: Here's the paradox sir because if they did get together, they wouldn't need one. Isn't that zenlack?
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. Mork played by Robin Williams in Mork & Mindy .
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This is everything ❤️💕 spread the love, talk to people... but try not to be overly creepy about it. Kindness cures. 
#robinwilliams #mork #nanunanu #morkandmindy #suicideawareness #apaintingaday #favorites #inspiration #comedy #bekind #creativelifehappylife

I’ve shared this piece on here before: it’s available on @a_viewwitharoom website $45! ( https://www.avwar.com/shop )
  • “Wild at Heart” clockwise:
Bobby Peru @willemjamesdafoe ,
 Perdita Durango  @isabellarossellini
 Lula Pace Fortune @lauradern 
Sailor Ripley #nicolascage ....
Each 3”x3” 
this mini set is available! $180 or $45 each 💕 (free shipping on this set!)
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#isabellarossellini #fanart #1990 #miniportrait #acrylicpainting #madewithguerrapaint #davidlynch #film #wildatheart #character #perditadurango #sailorripley #lulafortune #bobbyperu #fanart #paintings
  • Hey all you NYC peeps... come check out this art flea event... I’ll be there painting live... with my minis, the Filthy Waters zine , I will also have some special extras / extra special (prints of art by @heydreday and @steshydraws ) 
Sunday Feb.17th 5-10 pm! @coneyislandbabynyc ・・・
🦊 THE FOXY FLEA & FESTIVAL 🦊brought to you by 🌻. @ashleyjaynem 🌻and @groovybaby_hayley happens this SUNDAY !! Tunes by Stu of theartgraynoizzquintet , solo act by @fionasilver  and @theworsthumans ! Dance party with DJS @toddophonic @thomasewalmsley and @ashleyjaynem !! TONS of vendors selling vintage, art, records and more!!! 5pm-10pm and dancing with the amazing @thegroovybabies after!! 🥳
#artevent #music #eastvillage #bar

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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