Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


Juli Cady Ryan, Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since July 2007
Artist Statement I grew up on a farm in north-western Indiana in the small town of La Porte. Many of my paintings are inspired from these early years living in the beautiful countryside. I had dogs, many cats and a pony named Thunder. I spent many days riding that pony pretending I was the female version of the Lone Ranger. My imagination was at work constantly. So it's not a surprise that I use this imagination to create whimsical acrylic paintings!

My Inspiration
The inspiration for most of my paintings is my own childhood. My childhood on the outside seemed ideal in the beautiful countryside. Yet there was trouble within that could not be so easily seen. My mother struggled with mental illness. And now I watch my daughter do the same. Her story is also woven into my paintings, where my story leaves off hers begins. Almost entwined at times. A bond of newly discovered self-love and acceptance.
She is a strong young woman now, but her struggle continues. She amazes me with her ability to deal with what's been given to her and not complain or constantly ask, why me? I use that strength and self-love she is learning to have and I paint it. I try and paint the colors of her spirit as much as I can, to capture that unbridled personality. She shines much too bright for me to ever do her true justice. I will continue to paint of hope and love and all the ways I wish the world would be. She and my inner child will guide me. Recently my two sons were also diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Our journey as a family continues and so will my story on canvas!

I now live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my husband, Sean, and three children, Ashley, Keegan and Lucas. I have two black cats, Francis and Lordie and a ferret, Pauley. I love to read, garden and listen to music.

My first childrens's book and my new art book are available on Blurb! http://www.blurb.com/my/store

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Product No 4082279
Subjects Animals, Cats, Children, Elephants, Fantasy, Girls, Magical, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Style Folk Art
Medium
Tags Cady Ryan, Juli, cat, colorful, doves, elephant, fantasy, girl, peace, whimsical