Author Archives: Ryan

Process Footage

A friend of mine shot and edited some beautiful video of my portrait session with Richard. The footage shows a  good sampling of the various stages and trials that we and the painting go through over four hours. Ryan Finnerty … Continue reading

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The Excitement of Slug Riding

This is one of a series of one-of-a-kind prints made for the artist book, “Means of Transportation That Don’t Go Anywhere.” Each copy of the book has my page with a unique drawing of a different spring-mounted animal and the … Continue reading

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Title This Sketch

A fun processes I use for conceiving scenes is to sketch directly with paint and a rough idea. Capriccios, or imaginary scenes, may start with a half-baked scene in my mind or a compositional shape I want to try out. … Continue reading

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Goats of Dauphin Island, Alabama

Here’s a recent print, made this fall on an antique Chandler & Price platen press. I spent the summer fuming over the BP Gulf Oil Spill, watching footage of oil destroying coastal ecosystems and waterways where I have lived and … Continue reading

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Seattle Contemporary Artist Panel

Tonight I had the pleasure of hosting six of my colleagues for a panel discussion in my Contemporary Art and Design class at Art Institute of Seattle. The six artists represented sculpture, painting, music, video, design, and lot’s of that … Continue reading

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PRATT Open House

Pratt’s annual Open House is this Saturday night! Come see some some art and check out what we do. Featuring: molten metals, dangerous machines, taco trucks, and beer! Also, I’ll be doing a portrait painting demo over in Building 3. … Continue reading

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South Seattle Show

This Monday, Seattle Central Community College will open its Community Art Show. I’ll have three portraits up in the exhibition, which runs through November. Also, they put my painting of Liz on the show card!

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Don’t Worry

I’ve been working this whole time… Still making portraits, pulling prints, and teaching in the studio. I’ve also started lecturing on Contemporary Art and Design over at AI Seattle. These, and upcoming events in November, have put the internet on … Continue reading

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