— Get to know the artist
Vanya Ryan has always been interested in expressing herself through the visual. She attended Humber College in 1984-86 to pursue that end by immersing herself into Graphic, Design and Advertising. Vanya worked in the field for a number of years, then in 1993 at home with her two small children, she explored the fine art side of her personality and let it blossom.
At this point Vanya began taking Fine Art workshops in pastel, mixed media and acrylic. Feeling confident yet ready to learn more, Vanya discovered her desire to "paint from within" in 1997 when she picked up her brush and just went wild on her canvas. This was the first of many of her "happy, colourful and energetic" paintings, and since that day she has continued along that vein and has created a funky style, all her own.
Her acrylic paintings incorporate vivid colours, fun patterns, fluid brushwork and a distorted sense of reality.
Vanya has been fortunate to be able to paint full time and continue along her road of sharing "her world" with admirers and collectors.