Sunny Mullarkey Studio
"I'm a visual artist residing in the lovely city of Greenville, South Carolina. My studio is located in the Village of West Greenville. I'm lucky to be married to my best friend and mother of three fabulously fantastic kids, who all fill my life with light and love!
Creativity runs through my veins. My mother is a maker of beautiful quilts, which adorn almost every room in my home. Throughout my childhood, I loved helping her with pairing colors and choosing materials for patterns. She always gave the quilts away, gifts of her love and creativity - and her generous spirit. While in high school, I had two amazing art teachers. My most influential instructor was a fantastic artist herself. She saw potential and talent in me; she encouraged and motivated me, gave me direction - gifts that l carry close to my heart. I attended the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts for Visual Art, and studied Fine Art at Anderson College and the University of South Carolina.
Painting and printmaking are my primary mediums of artistic expression. I love the richness in the feeling of my brush pushing paint across the canvas, the mixing of colors. I have always found a keen pleasure in creating prints; in moving from paper to linoleum, from carving to printing, loving every step of creating art. I find joy in the labor and unique results of hand-pulled prints. My subject matter flows from my admiration of the natural world to the beauty and power of the human form, and its relationship with nature. I find myself enamored by tiny patterns or burst of color in nature, in little discoveries in the earth, the bark, or insects. I love bringing to life these often overlooked treasures. The beauty we can not only create, but find in the world around us, is my greatest source of inspiration. "
- Sunny Mullarkey