Author Archives: Ryan

Gage Benefit Gala

I’ve got a portrait in the silent auction at Gage Academy of Art’s Collector’s Gala tonight. Lots of beautiful artwork is up for bid, and all sales benefit Gage’s programs. Gage is an outstanding organization that is serious about supporting … Continue reading

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Sketching From Memory, Pt. 1

While I typically work from direct observation, I’ve recently been working on ways of inventing imagery, i.e. making things up. While this kind of working has a long tradition in Western Art, (think: almost anyone before Courbet) I’ve been encountering … Continue reading

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Drawing Jam

This Saturday, December 3rd, marks Gage Academy’s 12th annual Drawing Jam. From 9am to 9pm, three floors of art studios are open with costumed and nude models, drawing supplies, live music and food. For my teen friends, I’ll be giving … Continue reading

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Don’t Stand So Close (to me.)

I’ll have four paintings in a group show this December at Pratt Gallery in Seattle. The show Don’t Stand So Close, features four of Pratt’s teaching artists paired with their students. My work will share a wall with¬† my drawing … Continue reading

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Occupy Seattle

I stopped by Westlake Center the other day to check out Seattle’s Occupy Protest and do some drawing. I was curious to see the demonstrations and also to watch the crowd dynamics. I was really looking for two things: 1. … Continue reading

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Devil’s Postpile Patch Design

My friends at Devil’s Postpile National Monument asked for some help designing a new badge for the park’s Junior Ranger Program. This program engages kids and youth with the ecology or geology of different National Parks. When the kids finish … Continue reading

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Autumn Comes to Seattle

Fall is officially and earnestly here in the Northwest. The days are getting shorter, wetter and grayer. This means the growing season is pretty much over for most things,and it’s almost harvest time for some of the BEST things. (e.g. … Continue reading

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New Studio

I’ve moved the painting operations out of my home/studio in the Central District in order to spread out a little. I’m now making work in a modest space downtown, near 1st & Spring.¬† New space means new processes, practices and … Continue reading

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