Ryan Robinson is an Austin-based artist known for her unique, abstract paintings.
Ryan is a curious, self-taught, instinctual, contemporary and mixed media artist. Raised in Houston, Texas and born into a family of artists, creatives, and do-it-yourselfers, her love and passion for the arts was encouraged and supported from an early age. She owes must of what she knows from her endearing, knowledgable family back in Houston.
Ryan has always felt the need to create and spent much of her childhood taking art classes in and out of school, writing short stories and poems, drawing, designing, and partaking in photography and videography. Opting out of the art school route, she attended the University of Arkansas where she received her bachelor's degree in Advertising and Public Relations.
While Ryan has been creating works of art throughout her life, it was not until 2017 when she was attending college that she began to paint more outside of her classes. Continuing to pursue art was a way for Ryan to escape the real world and boost her mental health. This new found love for painting ultimately led her to start sharing her work more, and pursue art as a full-time business. She has now made a career out of her passion by learning to trust her own inclinations, and sharing her work to online platforms such as Instagram and TikTok.
Ryan’s work stems from her curiosity and long-felt fascination with the universe and ever-changing life here on Earth. Painting and creating does for her what words simply cannot. Ryan hopes that when others view her art, they see what she sees through the lens of art and aims for her work to challenge people to think bigger.
Ryan’s story and collections of original art have been featured in Voyage Houston, SHEESH!, Canvas Rebel, and The Successful Artist Podcast, to name a few. Most of her work is never the same, and incorporates a wide variety of mediums with variations of color that add texture and interest to each piece. Her use of different mediums is unconventional and sometimes requires months of practice before execution. Each piece is crafted one layer at a time over many days or weeks resulting in a beautifully textured and eye-catching work of art that you want to rub your hands across. Being self-taught has given Ryan the opportunity to freely explore new styles and techniques she might not have otherwise discovered. Ryan feels that art has no limits, no boundaries or parameters— there is no right or wrong way to express and create.
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