Description Inspired by the struggles of my family members with anxiety and depression. The constant negative voices of doubt are the biggest stumbling block to living a life with anxiety. Learning how to accept anxiety exists but not letting it overtake your mind and be in the driver seat of your life is the key. A difficult but not impossible task.This piece will be shown at my exhibit at the Westheimer Gallery in Sharonville, Ohio in May, 2019, titled, Mindful Metamorphosis. 10% of my profits will go to NAMI. 25% of my print profits will go to NAMI.
Juli Cady Ryan, Cincinnati, Ohio Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement Juli Cady Ryan was born and raised on a farm in Northwestern Indiana, in the small town of LaPorte. Her experiences growing up with a mother, then later with her children with mental illness influenced her art greatly. A self-taught artist, Juli used her own struggles and her family’s to create whimsical paintings filled with color and hope. She wanted to be a voice for those suffering with mental illness.
Juli now resides in Cincinnati, OH, where she has lived for 27 years. She started painting using acrylics and was influenced by both Gustav Klimt’s colorful shapes and Marc Chagall’s use of color and whimsy. Recently, she has started to use materials in a nontraditional, uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed with unconventional materials, creating backgrounds of color and shapes.
Juli’s art has sold internationally and has been featured in several publications and exhibits nationally including exhibits in Los Alamos, NM, Springfield MO and Red Bluff, CA. Her most recent exhibit was at the Westheimer Gallery in Sharonville, OH May 3-25, 2019. She has also self-published a children’s book, The Sleep Fairy and Her Magic Sheep, a children’s bedtime story.