Jack O’Sullivan

North Shore

jo One Tree in Rock Over Water 2019 watercolor. 16x20

One Tree in Rock Over Water


Pyramid the Sphynx of Egypt


Beauty Park


Studio Member since 2014


Jack O’Sullivan carefully plans each work and renders them with equal precision. His ability to memorize and recall visual source imagery results in representational works that are executed with equal parts exactitude and singularity. His realist works are meticulously crafted, but remain fresh due to the fantastical nature of subject matter that traverses a wide range of time in the context of science fiction and foreign locales.

“To memorize and to thinking. Try to see a picture. I have to memorize thinking of possible things. Like a picture of image. Thinking is good. I try to imagine how I am going to draw a picture.”

O’Sullivan works adeptly across mediums and skillfully adapts his approach based on the materials he’s chosen. He works in with intention, fully absorbed in the process. Upon emergence, he revels in the pleasure of seeing the visions in his mind realized on canvas.

“Thinking. It’s the energy. It’s life force energy. It’s a fascinate technology way beyond our own. I remember to see my project of this wonder.”

In June of 2018, O’Sullivan was named “Artist of the Year” at our North Shore studio.



A is for Artist
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL 2017
U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky's Office
Glenview, IL 2017
Artist of the Year, North Shore Awards Show
Arts of Life, Glenview, IL 2018
The Other Art Fair
Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL 2019

Portfolio work

One Tree in Rock Over Water, 2019

Pyramid the Sphynx of Egypt, 2016

Beauty Park, 2020

London England, 2018

Canyon Rock Sunrise, 2016

  • Sold

Irish Chicago, 2020

Dragons the Hidden World, 2019

Snowman and Himalayn, 2019

Cliffs and Sea Sainte Adresse, 2017

Curse of the Blood Red Moon, 2019

Cherry Blossom Tree on Molten Lava, 2016

Ireland Caste, 2016

  • Sold

Freedom Flag, 2020

Shower on Nihonbashi, 2016

Stonehenge in day, 2017

Hotaka Mountain, 2020

The Great Wall of China, 2016

Wauconda, 2018

Lake in Dublin Castle, 2018

Atlantis, 2019

Gallery Park, 2017

Jack Artist of the Year, 2019

Legend of Pride Land, 2019

Phoenix, 2019

Full Moon in the Tree, 2019

Godzilla On The Wave, 2020

Night of the Indoraptor, 2020

Volcano, 2020

  • Sold

Ishiyama Girl, 2016

Barnyard Sheep, 2017

  • Sold

Bird Flying Over The Rainbow, 2015

Draco Statue, 2021

Eagle on U.S. Capital, 2016

Fall Trees, 2021

Four White Trees Sleepy Hollow, 2019

Martin Luther King The Dream, 2017

Paradise Falls, 2021

Winter Snow, 2021

Chadwick Boseman, 2021

  • acrylic and colored pencil on paper
  • 9" x 12"
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Table of the Sun, 2021

Aboriginal Dreamtime Sun, 2019

Lake Michigan Lighthouse, 2020

Mystery Garden Of The Gods, 2021

Rose of Biollante, 2021

The Sea of White Dragons, 2021

  • colored pencil and watercolor on paper
  • 11" x 9"
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Eiffel Tower in Canyon, 2021

Bell Tower of Lake Resia, 2021

  • acrylic, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper
  • 13" x 10"
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