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Victoria Ryan
"Pond Dream #3," Water Flora Pastel and Gouache on Paper by Victoria Ryan

1995

$4,000

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"Pond Dream #3" is an original pastel and gouache on paper by Victoria Ryan. This piece depicts a number of pond plants and flowers in bright colors and realistic detail. 31 1/2" x 46" art 36 1/2" x 52 1/2" frame I am a working artist. The better part of my days are spent creating in my studio. Additional hours are filled by pursuing the who what and how of making a living in this pursuit. I got rather good at it early on…identifying where my work belonged and eventually, how to help other artists do the same. Today, a slice of my time is devoted to being a marketing coach to artists at all stages of their careers who are striving to identify where they fit in the marketplace or who are facing issues in these post-recessionary times. I barter for knowledge. But mostly, I am a painter. I work primarily in soft pastels and secondarily in oils, casein and mixed media. I am attracted to landscapes, architecture, and abstract themes based on nature. The underlying theme that runs through all of my work is the idea of a heightened reality. Growing up in the Los Angeles area, I was inspired by the saturated light and color of the Southern California landscape. Additionally, a somewhat metaphysical element drives my creative process. I have always been intrigued by my own dream imagery - that intense sense of reality that is experienced in the rare lucid dream or in moments of pure transcendence. My goal is to paint scenes that exist on a slightly higher vibration to elicit an enhanced sense of mood and feeling… My abstractions are created through a largely intuitive process based on the premise of a deconstructed landscape or more accurately, a piece of a collective subconscious sketchbook of what the process of perceiving and inventing what would become nature might look like. Soft pastel has been my preferred medium since I first started exploring with it in college. Nothing compares to those pigments to achieve the rich color and spontaneity they provide. I work with numerous varieties and brands from the butter-like Unison to the soft Sennelier, as well as homemade sticks. My surfaces are the finest archival papers and prepared boards. Layers of color are applied and some blending is achieved using fingers and blending sticks. I have returned to painting in oils and casein and various combinations of these incorporating charcoal, graphite and oil sticks. I am taking time to experiment with media that I have not worked with in a long while and it is refreshing to bring out tools I haven’t used in years. I am a wife and mother. Over the years I continued to migrate north in California, finally reaching what some call Baja Oregon. Our family lives beyond the redwoods and near the ocean, in the artist friendly city of Eureka, California. It’s a sweet life here, albeit uber mellow at times. We have a mini dachshund named “Buddy” who brightens our spirits and keeps us laughing.

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