Meet Local Artist Katie Sullivan

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Born and raised in Nashville, Katie Sullivan is a local artist specializing in abstract works. Inspired by abstract expressionists, Sullivan’s paintings explore spontaneity and unexpected relationships. She enjoys incorporating several mediums into her art, such as thick metallic paint, charcoal and ink to create texture and layers. Each work is titled after commonly used phrases in the hope that the painting will allow viewers to connect with those familiar idioms.

“I believe that everyone should unapologetically surround themselves with art that they love,” Sullivan says.

A graduate of the University of Alabama, Sullivan currently resides in Nashville, where she works as an art teacher at Franklin Road Academy. To view more of her work, visit or find her on Instagram at @katienealsullivan.

GIVEAWAY: We’re giving away one of Sullivan’s original 6-by-6-inch cross paintings. Enter below before Jan. 6 for your chance to win!


(Note: This painting was featured as a giveaway in our Winter 2019-20 issue. The giveaway has now ended. Thanks to all who participated.) 


  1. bn100

    November 3, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    it looks nice

  2. Vicki L Hornsby

    November 21, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    We all need the Cross

  3. Tara Dillon

    November 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    This is a beautiful piece of art! I love the way she uses several mediums in this piece. It would be a blessing to have one of Ms Sullivan’s original creations!

    • Nancy Aaron

      November 22, 2019 at 7:40 am

      I love this art selection…it speaks to today’s America…we do need to return to the basics..God.

  4. Kathy

    November 22, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Well, I’d say I entered to win a beautiful gift for my daughter but I have a feeling it would never make it out of the house 😉

    • Carolyn Neal

      November 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

      The cross is so beautiful. Would love to win.

  5. Melodye Evans

    November 22, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Would love to win ole team crosses and this one is unique!

    • Melodye Evans

      November 22, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      My comment should have said would love to win, have a friend who collects crosses and this one is unique!

    • Susan

      November 27, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      So sweet – would be a great gift for my boys Sunday school teacher!

  6. Gloria Creasey

    November 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Beautiful and unique!

  7. Helen Lovegrove

    November 23, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Would be blessed to win this unique painting of the cross!!

  8. NANCY

    November 24, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Simply pretty. I would give this to my church.

  9. Sandra

    November 24, 2019 at 2:47 pm


  10. Annie McDaniel

    November 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm


  11. Joanna

    November 26, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    This is beautiful and a reminder we are not alone.

  12. Keith Bennett

    November 26, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    I would love to have this. It is awesome. Love her art.

  13. Evelyn Burkhead

    November 26, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    It is beautiful

  14. Debra Huffaker

    November 27, 2019 at 2:27 am

    So simple and pretty! 💜

  15. Terri Payne

    November 28, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Very inspirational

  16. jack coleman

    November 28, 2019 at 10:36 am


  17. Jan Jones

    November 30, 2019 at 7:42 am

    The cross will be a daily reminder to say a prayer for what is speaking to my heart and to also remind me to thank God for all of my blessings.

  18. Danielle Caveny

    November 30, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Simply beautiful! I would love to have it, and I feel like it will be a gift for someone who needs it.

  19. Marcy

    December 1, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Art from the Soul of the Artist…….

  20. Susan Schut

    December 2, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Love it!

  21. Susan Schut

    December 2, 2019 at 11:45 am


  22. Yaz

    December 3, 2019 at 8:32 am

    A more modern way to look at the cross. Catches your eye and attention.

  23. Linda

    December 4, 2019 at 10:11 am


  24. Tracy Webb

    December 4, 2019 at 10:16 pm


  25. Amanda

    December 5, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I love learning about new artists. Thank you!

  26. Mary Gillenwater

    December 7, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Beautiful work!!

  27. dawn

    December 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Such beautiful artwork!

  28. Ginger Wilson

    December 10, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Pure and simple, like our Savior!

  29. Sherri Shelby

    December 12, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Katie’s work is awesome. I would love a piece of her art.

  30. Peggy Brown

    December 27, 2019 at 6:44 am

    So very pretty! Would love to have this from Katie.

  31. Crystal

    December 30, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    So pretty! Great work, Katie!

  32. Chelsea Sandy

    January 4, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    I really like the painting looks really good.

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