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“Set Free”

Art First Gallery - October 2018   Virginia artist Robyn Ryan celebrates life through art; the making of it, the appreciation of it, and the sharing of it. She feels expressing one's perception of and reaction to the world we live in and the creatures we...

Finishing a Bronze ~ How Do They Do That?

So many people have asked me how the finished colors and patterns are achieved on my finished bronzes.  It is one of the funnest parts of the process since I, as the artist, participate actively in this final stage!  Let me show you how we finished "Rolling Bliss" (#3...

My Red Foxes sighted at the “Scale” Exhibit!

Entering juried exhibits is one of many ways I like to expose new audiences to my artwork!  Entering a themed exhibit is uncommon for me so when Live an Artful Life Gallery of The Plains, VA put out the call for entries for their "Scale" exhibit, I was tickled to have...

Sharing my art… It is SO much more than about the sales!

Don’t get me wrong… sales are important!  They validate the effort, resupply the studio to make more art, and represent a “permanent” sharing when someone is moved enough by a piece of my work to invest in it to make it part of their daily life… Sharing art for me...

Why do I Love the Intensive Studies Seminar?

The Intensive Studies Seminar (ISS) has become an annual regenerative force for me as an artist as well as the art I create! Why do I travel so far away?  Why do I ship out so many materials?  Why stay away from my wonderful husband and home for such an extended...

Intensive Art Creation at ISS 2014 Underway!

I would have posted sooner but I've been consumed with MAKING ART!!! ISS has become an annual regenerative force for me as an artist as well as the art I create! I can't wait to get to the studio each morning ( a conference center transformed into studio and...

Promises to be Another Great Adventure at ISS 2014!

Greetings from lovely Taos, New Mexico! I'm back for my 10th Intensive Studies Seminar with four fabulous mentors:  Fran Larson, Katherine Chang Liu, Skip Lawrence, and Christopher Schink!  This is day 2 of the 8 day workshop and I've already got 8 Acrylic Layers...

“Point to Point” Step by Step

It seemed about time to share another work in process with you!   My Acrylic Layers process lends itself especially well to step by step explanations so here are the first six steps I've taken so far with a new Acrylic Layers piece titled "Point to Point".  This...

“In the Shadows” at FCCA for February Regional Juried Exhibit

"In the Shadows" is a monochromatic Acrylic Layers and Collage painting I did of the deer I see outside of my window.  They are so well camouflaged that I depend on my peripheral vision to detect their movement before I can actually see them among the trees. This...

Happy New Year! Robyn Ryan Art 2014 Outlook

My last post was a review of 2013, this post will highlight my major goals for my artistic adventures in 2014.  The bar has been set high from last year and I've already laid an "enthusiastic" plan for 2014.  I have settled on 5 major focus areas: 1)  Make more...

Robyn Ryan Art in 2013 ~ A Very Busy Year!

2013 was a very exciting year for me and my art!  Last year, 2012, saw the re-establishment of my art business, Ballyryan Studios, as an LLC which laid the foundation.  My goals for 2013 were large and with the support of my mentors, collectors, fans, friends, and...

Fredericksburg’s 2nd “Art Attack”!

As the weather turns cold this Thanksgiving, I am grateful for being part of a wonderfully energetic and active art community here in Fredericksburg, VA!  One example of that I want to share was a truly fun event I participated in earlier this Fall during the lovely...

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