Description 25% of all profits from this print will go The International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association.The best gift we can give ourselves is forgiveness. It helps to heal the heart in so many ways. To forgive oneself of past mistakes makes us more open to present love. This little girl is learning to forgive:)This piece is based on the challenges of my daughter who has borderline personality disorder. A person with borderline is held back in so many ways because they have trouble forgiving themselves and others. Their hurt is a magnified version of what you or I may feel.
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 LaPorte. 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!
I do not have any formal art training, I just use my imagination and my love for bright colors to guide me! Some paintings seem to take on a life of their own and I feel I am under it's spell!
I now live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my husband, Sean, and three children, Ashley, Keegan and Lucas. I also have two black cats, Francis and Lord Infamous, two ferrets, Bonnie & Pauley, and a tortoise, Gio. Besides taking care of this zoo and painting, I also 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