You Can Stay is a self-produced online exhibition of 12 new works that I made while living in the mountains of Montana this year. The title of the collection evokes the gentle invitation of Nature in this time of turmoil and isolation: a communion with a natural rhythm . . . a belonging.

I’ve returned to a richness of color and composition in this body of work, painting with gouache and acrylic on linen. In this wild, boundless setting, the expansiveness and quality of light touches the spiritual. My art nods toward the natural world with an expression and energy beyond representation. Here, color and gesture braid an intimate abstraction, dashing at the pace of light and wind. Reaching beyond the canvas, my inquiry is physical: How does the natural world—its color, its vibration, its sublimity, its transition—feel? How can I come back to this wildness in my body?  The work is emotive, intuitive, and primal. My process is threaded with a spontaneity that limits me from lingering too long in my mind. It becomes a dance of looking and feeling, which lands gently in being. Through the veins of light and color, I hope the work can illuminate shifting energy—in a space, and perhaps in your own body, as a viewer.




March 2021                  ︎︎︎ Please inquire for catalog  


























Swallowing Dusk, 2021
Gouache & acrylic on linen
18 x 24 / 19 x 25 x 2 in
$2,000
Email to inquire














Resilience, 2020
Gouache on linen  
12 x 16 / 13 x 17 x 2 in
$1,000 (On hold)


One Left
, 2020
Gouache on linen
16 x 20 / 17 x 21 x 2 in 
Private Collection














Quaking Aspen, 2020
Gouache on linen  
12 x 16 / 13 x 17 x 2 in 
SOLD 

















The Shadows Come Sooner, 2020
Gouache on linen  
12 x 16 / 13 x 17 x 2 in 
SOLD 

















A Veiled Breath, 2020
Gouache & acrylic on linen  
16 x 20 / 17 x 21 x 2 in 
SOLD











The Green Never Fades, 2021
Gouache & acrylic on linen  
16 x 20 / 17 x 21 x 2 in
SOLD 












Did You Feel the Moss?, 2021
Gouache & acrylic on linen  
16 x 20 / 17 x 21 x 2 in 
SOLD



Softest Landing, 2021
Gouache & acrylic on linen  
16 x 20 / 17 x 21 x 2 in 
$1,500 (On hold)











Alpine Honesty, 2020
Gouache on linen  
12 x 16 / 13 x 17 x 2 in
SOLD 

























How Many Layers Did You Wear?, 2020
Gouache on linen  
12 x 16 / 13 x 17 x 2 in
SOLD 











Stoic Pine, 2021
Gouache & acrylic on linen  
22 x 28 / 23 x 29 x 2 in 
$2,500 




















Details
Each painting in this collection is original to the artist and finished with a custom, American hardwood frame and a hanging wire.

Purchasing
For more information about these works, additional images, or to inquire about the availability of a piece, please email sullivan.alaina@gmail.com.

Shipping
Artwork is shipped worldwide. The price listed does not include shipping fees; please email for a quote on domestic or international carrier shipment. Art will be shipped within 2 weeks of purchase, unless otherwise discussed.
Payment
Payments can be made via a secure payment app (Paypal or Venmo) or direct deposit once the artwork has been reserved via email and an invoice has been received.

Contact
sullivan.alaina@gmail.com

Commissions
I am available for a limited number of private commissions this spring. If you are interested, please get in touch!