Hello, I am Patricia Ryan and I am an artist.
I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA and I graduated from Baton Rouge High School where I studied art under Mrs. Collier. I attended LSU and studied art under Paul Dufour. I have also studied art at the Baton Rouge Fine Arts Academy with Larry Casso and taken classes with Elayne Kuehler and Carol Creel. I have also taken advantage of many workshops in the different mediums. My medium of choice is oil but I also like to paint in watercolor.
I took a break from art for a few years to get married, raise a family, and work with my husband in our business. After we retired, my husband said he was going to take an art class and would I like to join him. I said YES! I was so excited but a little nervous since I had held a paint brush in my hand. I quickly forgot my fears as all the fun of art came back to me. I especially like to do watercolors and play with all the different effects and brilliant colors that you can achieve with watercolor. I also enjoy painting in oil and pastel. I never know what is going to inspire me but some of it comes from places that we have traveled flowers and people.
I am a member of AGL, BRAL, AWA, and LWS where I have exhibited my paintings in their shows. Some of my paintings have won awards and have been accepted into several National River Road Shows. I also have a painting published in the Splash 16 Publication. I have also had paintings exhibited in the local Brush with Burden shows.
I hope to spend many more years improving and enjoying my God given talent and meeting and learning from the many wonderful artists that I have met through the years.