Artist Statement ~ "Painting is a beautiful escape for me. I can easily lose myself in the process of creating a painting. It is a space where I can work creatively and lose track of all time in the process. I can't think about my daily worries or struggles as I'm painting - it's a total escape in my mind and in my body as my hands and mind work together to create something. There's nothing more satisfying than seeing what I imagine in front of me after I've created it. I can go anywhere, I can do anything, I can be anything, when I'm painting. My interests of exploration in art are centered around wellness, beauty in nature, and the natural flow of energy in the universe. The special connection between people and nature is a theme that continuously reveals itself to me in new ways. Traveling to new cities and exploring art around the world provides inspiration to try new styles and seek out imagery for new subjects in my artwork. I'm constantly working to create something new whether on canvas or my sketchbook, it is a daily discipline and luxury for my mind."
"Background ~ Born in Frankfurt, Germany and currently living just northeast of Pittsburgh, PA, Kimberly Ryan's work is influenced by her travels as well her daily life in Pittsburgh. Painting since childhood Kimberly is primarily self taught, although, she has taken private lessons and attended the Chicago Art Institute. With the use of bright vibrant colors her subjects include health and wellness, urban settings, portraits, and animals. Traveling and experiencing different cultures and viewpoints is also vital to her work. Creating something new every day is a goal she aspires to. Practicing Bikram Yoga and meditation are essential to her creative process as well as spending time in nature and with animals. She also takes great pride in teaching art to aspiring artists and non artists who attend her classes at Painting with A Twist art studios and works as a gallery attendant at The Warhol in Pittsburgh where she is surrounded by beautiful art and creative people.
Legal Info: Any piece sold by the artist via. online or private sale is the responsibility of the recipient. Any damage, loss, or theft post sale is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Digital Reproduction of any piece sold is retained by Kimberly Ryan Art for reprint, redistribution, and resale.