Artist's Statement

About the artist...Carol Primrose Sullivan

Growing up around boats and sailing to distant locales have influenced Carol's artistic style and themes. Mother Nature in all her mercurial forms inspires her artistry as she interprets sea, sky, flora, and fauna in her work, both literally and figuratively.

The silk/dye combination can be a very impressionistic, loose medium or quite controlled. Combining those methods along with endless experimentation keeps her work vibrant and ever-changing. The results are often surprising, but never disappointing.

As soon as Carol graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art she began to create her own combination of techniques with hand-painted and quilted fabric pieces. Over the years this technique grew to include the use of the Japanese “gyotaku” method of fabric printing using real fish. Her fabric art has been featured in galleries in Maryland, Maine, and the Bahamas and has an international following.

Carol creates one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed silk scarves for wearable art. Her scarves are available at the Archipelago Store in Rockland, Maine; Found on Main Street in Kennebunk.

Carol's framed silk artwork is available for sale through this website or as prints and other interesting items through

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