Michelle Sidnie Ryan is a self taught Northwest artist inspired by nearly everything she observes in her daily living. As a work in progress herself, she continues to develop her skills and techniques while exploring multiple media. She expresses her inner thoughts through her creative works.
From dark and moody to uplifting and bright her mixed media abstracts and collages are layered and filled with hidden meaning. Her realistic animal sketches use colored pencil, oil pastel, chalk, and wood burning. She enjoys digital media as well as sculpting whimsical scenes and figures in clay. Block printing is a new medium for Michelle . She has found an endless source of inspiration from her constant companion and Service Dog, Horton, who has enabled Ms Ryan to make her dream of sharing her art with others a reality.
I have been doing some type of artwork as far back as I can remember. It has now become my primary focus. My goal is to create artwork that others enjoy owning as much as I enjoyed creating.
I am motivated to learn new art forms and experiment with different mediums. I use acrylic paint, oil pastel, collage, clay, wood burning, colored pencils, digital media, block printing and whatever else I can get my hands on. I love the chaotic freedom of creating abstract art as much as producing realistic pet and animal portraits that come alive on canvas or paper.
Seeing a clients’ face light up when they look at the finished pet picture brings me much personal satisfaction. I enjoy capturing their pets’ personality and facial expressions with my art. I continue to look for ways to share my passion and creativity through multiple art forms. Block printing has opened up a whole new way for me to express myself and I am loving finding out what I can create with it.