Ryan has been working in the medium of collage for the past ten years and specializes in botanical and conceptual collage and abstract painting driven by a love for nature. Ryan’s art searches for beauty in unusual places and he encourages the viewer to listen to the colours in his paintings and to get lost in the textures and forms and ‘listen’ to their inner sounds. Ryan often questions happiness and contentment and still maintains that the key to long-term happiness is mindfulness and that ultimate peace of mind can only come from time spent in nature and appreciating its beauty.
In our modern world globalization blinds us with the invisible threads of industry and economy. Ryan is an abstract artist seeking to look through this tangled web of the world, to the beauty in it that also connects us. Ryan encourages the viewer to listen to the colours in his paintings, to get lost in the textures and forms, and to hear their inner sounds. We must find a way back to nature again to gain inner peace of mind, and cure ourselves of this toxic imagery we see every day. Ryan maintains that the ultimate peace of mind can only come from time spent in Nature, appreciating its beauty.
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