Dannika Rose Sullivan is a self taught, Oregon based artist. She began drawing people at the early age of 3, but a random gift of chalk pastel pencils in 2014 amplified her passion for drawing faces and initiated a succession of artworks which showcase her newfound love of color and drama.
Dannika uses pastel pencils to pull realistic images up out of matte black paper, but began branching out into the world of oil paint, the vibrancy and texture of which allows her to create even more drama within her pieces. She loves the challenge of depicting liquid and experimenting with color, light, and structure, along with adding a bit of surrealism to otherwise realistic portraits. Through her love of dramatic colors and texture she captures subtle expressions in her subjects to evoke feelings of anxiety, exhaustion, and reflection – emotional states she and many others know very well in today’s world of worry and unease.
'OUR CHANGING CONTEXT' CHEHALEM CULTURAL CENTER GROUP EXHIBITION, NEWBERG, OR
2nd ANNUAL 1122 GALLERY HOLIDAY MAKERS POP-UP, PORTLAND, OR
TEA ON 65th GROUP EXHIBITION III, PORTLAND, OR
TEA ON 65th GROUP EXHIBITION II, PORTLAND, OR
1122 GALLERY HOLIDAY MAKERS POP-UP, PORTLAND, OR
LOTERIA GROUP EXHIBITION, CACTUS GALLERY, LOS ANGELOS, CA
VANCOUVER CITY HALL GROUP EXHIBITION, VANCOUVER, WA
RAW SHOWCASE, PORTLAND, OR
CHEHALEM CULTURAL CENTER GROUP EXHIBITION, NEWBERG, OR