Lorraine Ryan

Some people are simply driven to draw and paint what they see around them. I am one of them. I began as a small child and have been an artist all my life. I am an honors graduate of Parsons School of Design, and have studied fine arts as well at the Art Students League of New York.

I have had a number of one-woman shows in New York and Connecticut, and have received awards in Juried exhibitions. Over the years my fine art paintings have been collected in the U. S. and the U.K., and reproduced as posters and greeting cards, sold worldwide. Some of my paintings are now reproduced in iris giclee, limited edition, prints. In 2005 I was honored to be juried into the prestigious Mystic Seaport's 26th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, with my painting “It’s A Keeper.”

My acrylics and watercolors range from large complex still lifes—to landscapes—to lush florals—to coastal/seascapes—to portraits of people, animals and homes. My current focus is Connecticut farms and barns, hoping to raise awareness to their rapid disappearance. I have never indulged in abstract intellectual notions of art, but rather I have merely tried to capture the things I enjoy observing, while hopefully sharing these observations with others.

Designs by Lorraine Ryan