Description Inspired by my daughter's love of her rag doll Baby Dottie and this quote:We all have cracks and tears and shattered glass within our souls. Some have more than others. We do not wish to seek one who has none; but we wish to find the one who can say 'look at me, look at this.' We wish to find the one who sees every bit of broken glass and who will put those pieces into the palms of our hands and say 'please keep them.' And we wish to be that kind of person, too. This is how it should be. ~ C. JoyBell C.
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