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.

  • We could all use a positive friend like Cuddles in our life! Dedicating this one to @uglycryclub - Francine FISHPAW and Cuddles Kovinsky... “Want some hooch, Francine?”
Day 15/16 of #johnwateryjuly #polyester .
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#johnwatersfanart #illustration #tombowdualbrushpems #markerart #creativelifehappylife #divine #edithmassey #harrisglennmilstead #artlife #johnwaters #mixedmedia #watercolor
  • It’s official/ the polls are in-*Extended Due Date!* August 28th 2019
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What’s better to inspire art than art? 
An ode to John waters, ROUND 2!

THE FILTHY WATERS ZINE (2): Loved the energy of the first issue... so it has been decided it’s worthy of a follow up (via IG stories poll) !

ARTIST SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 
Email your submissions to: thequeenofcheesy@gmail.com 
SUBJECT: YourName,  Submission. (Example: John Doe, Submissions) 
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
3. Location
4. Contact Email
5. Answer the following ( 120 words or less *optional -ask me) 
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(s) of your work. 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 or on here! *Please Note: limited number of pieces will be Selected for this zine, so it’s okay to send up to 4 works! - if your work is published, you will receive a copy! (If international, additional shipping cost may or may not be needed* TBD) .
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Please share with anyone you think has made art that would fit well! 
Check out my highlights for inspiration from the first edition!!!! (TFWZ)
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#thefilthywaterzine2 #artzine##callforart #bigcartel #pinkflamingos #johnwaters #carsick #mrknowitall #polyester #serialmom #multiplemaniacs #cecilbdemented #desperateliving #rolemodels #femaletrouble #johnwateryjuly
  • Here’s Donald Dasher and Dawn Davenport from FEMALE TROUBLE for Day 13/14 of #johnwateryjuly I’m really having fun working/playing with these @tombowusa dual brush pens, mono markers, @sakuraofamerica #gellyroll and @victoriasideas watercolor markers (gifted from @migz02163) ... .
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#artchallenge #dawndavenport #femaletrouble #divine #donalddasher #davidlochary #johnwaters #fanart #creativelifehappylife #illustration #drawing #artzine
  • #johnwateryjuly reminder- #thefilthywaterszine2 is open for submissions- deadline may be extended- will announce that soon- check out the link in my bio or DM me for more info! ...I thought I’d also share all the mini cry-baby paintings I’ve done in the past- more to come for sure! Day 11/12 #crybaby #madewithguerrapaint #portraits #paintings #johnwaters #fanart
  • #crybaby “All painted up like trash”
Day 11/12 #johnwateryjuly .
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#belvedere #ramonarickettes #iggypop #susantyrrell #tombow #illustration #drawing #fanart #johnwatersfilm #victoriasideas #sakuragellyroll
  • 💕Because they make me happy💕Who haven’t I painted yet that you’d like to see???? I’ve taken a short break on painting- but I’m feeling I’ll be back at it VERY SOON!
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#wallofart #miniportraits #johnwaters mostly #divine #comedy #nothingbuttrouble #ghostworld #deathbecomesher #toxicavenger #hairspray #crybaby #et #mycousinvinny #napoleondynamite #creativelifehappylife #painting #madewithguerrapaint
  • Today’s Birthday of Tura Satana- the first time I saw a Russ Meyer Film was in college-via my film teacher- forever thankful - it changed my world immediately. 
Here’s a painting from 2017 💕
Varla 
A.K.A
#turasatana  in 
Faster Pussycat Kill!Kill! #madewithguerrapaint #russmeyer #apaintingaday  #gogogo #varla #portrait #dioxazineviolet #inspiration
  • Beverly Sutphin:
“You can't wear white after Labor Day!” Juror #8:
“That's not true anymore.” Beverly Sutphin:
“Yes it is! Didn't your mother tell you?” Juror #8:
“No! Please! Fashion has changed!” Beverly Sutphin:
“No... it hasn't.” Day 9/10: #serialmom  #johnwateryjuly .
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#fanart #tombowmarkers #watercolormarkers #sakuragellyroll #shoes #whiteshoes #creativelifehappylife
  • Day 7: #hairspray of #johnwateryjuly here’s Tracy and Link! .
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#hairspray1988 
#linklarkin #tracyturnblad #rickilake #michaelstgerard #johnwaters #fanart #tombowmarker #creativelifehappylife #ink #watercolor #sakuragellyroll
  • Day 5 #johnwateryjuly #pecker - it’s Shelly and Pecker!
Traveling so- I thought I’d play with some markers 
#apaintingaday ##christinaricci #edwardfurlong #johnwaters

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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