• Extensive experience working with artists and art directors.
  • Consultation, layout and design for major art exhibitions, galleries and museums.
  • Interior design consultant and owner, general manager of an antiques collectable store.
  • Three and a half years at McConnell's Gallery: manager, customer relations, design of artwork, gold leaf, fabric mats, cutting of mats, easels, and conservation framing, etc...
  • Eight years working with the major custom picture framer in Melbourne, Australia:
    Designing frames, cutting and joining frames, stretching canvas, repairing delicate pieces, wood staining, coordinating and preparing work for two businesses simultaneously for a total of eight staff; handling customer orders, selecting and ordering all materials.
  • Eight months working for an antique business restoring, stripping, joining and polishing antique furniture and assisting with sales

1996 - Present

Viva Sullivan, Fine Picture Framing
Studio & Design Consultation
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(Appointment only)

1991 - 1994

Eclectic Treasures (antique collectibles)
128 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Owner and Manager

1987 - 1991 McConnell's Gallery & Picture Framing
7969 Melrose, Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Manager, head designer
1975 - 1983 Danube Picture Framing
Melbourne, Australia
Manager, head designer

Holmsglen College of the Arts
Melbourne, Australia
Specialized courses in arts and crafts

Mosaic Tile Group (founding member)
Melbourne, Australia

Specialized Skills of Australia (member)
Melbourne, Australia

High School: O'Neil's Ladies College
Melbourne, Australia

References available upon request