Ryan says: What inspires me are tattered walls that have been layered with a hundred years of wallpaper and paint. The love of that texture, it sparks me to use paper in my paintings. I create each work with recycled newsprint, old catalogs, journals, diaries and any type of old paper that can give the work balance. I paint nostalgic subject matter that I think is fun and whimsical as art should be.
I have been painting in this technique for 12 years. I want and would love to encourage people to have something on their walls that is fun and unique. Art doesn't have to be stuffy.
Recycled paper catalog from 1908, acrylic washes and impasto on canvas