Original art for sale at | Giselle by Ryan Pickart | $2,600 | mixed media artwork | 23.5' h x 18' w | ..\art\mixed-media-artwork-Giselle

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Ryan Pickart
Ugallery 5345189909 UGallery

Oil and charcoal on gessoed paper on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on front


23.5" h x 18" w |1 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $2,600



Part of Ryan's long-running series of portraits done in charcoal and oil paint on gold washed paper. Ryan enjoys pairing the fluidity and transparency of oil paint with the substance of charcoal. "Much like the ballet of the same name, "Giselle" combines dramatic patterns with stoic expression," says Ryan. The figure wears an abstract dress of dripping circles, her hair in modernist angles. She looks intensely at the viewer, her slender frame elongated by her strong pose.

Ryan Pickart

Lowell, Indiana

Artist Ryan Pickart blurs the lines between rigid and graceful qualities in his expressive figurative paintings. Ryan draws inspiration from his three older sisters and mother who heavily influence his artwork and creative process. Although he paints from his imagination, there is an essence of his family members breathing through the canvas. Ryan's artwork blends the aspects of what society sees in masculine and feminine beauty. "My goal is for the observer to see themselves in my work. Even if they look drastically different, there always is the same beauty in everyone," says Ryan. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, skating, gardening, and renovating his home in Lowell, Indiana.

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M Grabowski purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"9/24/2021 | 11:47 AM

The painting is even more beautiful in person. What I love most is all the detail (both color and pattern) in her jacket. That wasn't completely evident in the online picture and really a great suprize. Shes out getting framed right now and I miss her. :-) Should be back home tomorrow :-)

T Berson style="color: #000000;"4/7/2015 | 10:42 AM

Any originals for sale?

V Prasad style="color: #000000;"2/12/2015 | 10:20 AM

Ryan - are you painting anythign new? I would love to buy it!

M Shahid style="color: #000000;"8/4/2014 | 7:12 AM

nice picture

K Mithai style="color: #000000;"1/24/2014 | 5:04 AM

want sme picks

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Sue Borg style="color: #000000;"11/30/2012 | 12:47 PM

I love Lyra!

Ryan Pickart 10/22/2012 | 8:51 PM

That's great news! I can't wait to see a picture. Thank you for your purchase!

R Scott style="color: #000000;"10/19/2012 | 4:22 PM

We purchased Tiffany yesterday and I can't wait to welcome her to our family. I will send you a picture of her in her new home.

D Rucci style="color: #000000;"8/4/2012 | 1:28 PM

Love your work!

D Rucci style="color: #000000;"8/4/2012 | 1:28 PM

Love your work!

Donna Pickart style="color: #000000;"6/16/2012 | 10:10 PM

Beautiful and amazing work. Your passion touches my heart

Donna Pickart style="color: #000000;"6/16/2012 | 10:09 PM

Beautiful, and amazing work. Your passion touches my heart!

Ryan Pickart 12/6/2011 | 2:56 AM

Great to hear of your excitement for "Freja"! I would love to see her framed on a wall. Please feel free to submit a photo to Ugallery.

A Klein style="color: #000000;"11/30/2011 | 4:57 PM

I just can`t wait to receive my "Freja".Very excited about my new piece!

Ryan Pickart 11/2/2011 | 12:48 AM

Thank you D. Combs! "Freja" is available as both original and print. "Tiffany" is only available as an original. You can view my prints at My prints, "Erin" and "Regina" are also on but don't display on my page. Those can be found through the search feature.

D. Combs style="color: #000000;"11/1/2011 | 1:00 PM

Ryan, you have such a beautiful, distinctive style! Some of your clients mention just having received a print from you; are "Freja" and "Tiffany" prints or originals?

E Robin style="color: #000000;"9/13/2011 | 12:54 PM

Ryan, I just received my Regina print in the mail, and I am in love!! You're work makes me smile, thank you so much!

Ryan Pickart 4/18/2011 | 1:45 AM

Lili, I have an in-home workspace. Hope to upgrade soon!

Lili Pereyra style="color: #000000;"4/15/2011 | 5:04 PM

Do you have a studio here in Indiana?

K Harder purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"3/24/2011 | 6:42 PM

This picture is absolutely stunning! I framed it in an 11x16" frame with a soft white mat. The the print is centered a couple inches up from the middle in a very thin silver frame and it looks extremely elegant and modern. I love the Klimpt inspired background, the striking red hair,the dark eyebrows and the beautifully painted yellow shirt. I can't help but find myself frequently stopping to look and the print. I look forward to seeing more work from Mr. Pickart.

Ryan Pickart 2/13/2011 | 6:00 PM

So happy to hear that you are all enjoying my pieces!

A Kimmel style="color: #000000;"2/12/2011 | 8:59 PM

I love "The Slumber" painting I just bought. Will have you on my list of artist to watch.

B Bagin purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"2/5/2011 | 8:27 PM

Stunning piece!!! Very satisfied.

L Merino purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"1/28/2011 | 3:18 PM

I very much enjoy looking at my print of Guinevere - thank you!

Ryan Pickart 12/16/2010 | 3:25 PM

That's fantastic Jo! So glad to hear that about Regina!

G Mccarty purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"12/8/2010 | 8:59 PM

I adore Regina! I took her to be framed at my local gallery (the framer worked for the University of Iowa Art Museum), and was in waiting to be framed, someone came into the gallery and offered to buy it! It's a hit! Many thanks; you're very talented. Jo McCarty

Ryan Pickart 12/3/2010 | 5:24 PM

Thank you both! I am so happy to hear from buyers and would love to see pictures of them on your walls. I am so grateful!

Keren V. style="color: #000000;"12/1/2010 | 3:49 PM

Regina and Guinevere are now waking up with me every morning! My art family just got a bit larger. You are in good company too, next to Kees Van Dongen and Schiele! Your interplay between hyperrealistic faces and expressionistic drips of color is just stunning. I am a newly converted fan!

K Zwarg purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"11/30/2010 | 12:07 AM

I love it - the picture just spoke to me. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Ryan Pickart 10/10/2010 | 3:09 AM

Thank you R Jorgenson! So grateful that you enjoy the piece even more!

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R Jorgenson purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"9/23/2010 | 4:20 PM

Really pleased with this piece. You can't tell from the photo, but the top right portion of the painting has a wonderful sheen to it.

Ryan Pickart 4/23/2010 | 1:12 AM

That is wonderful news! Thank you for letting me know. I would love to see Orsaka 1 framed if you are able to send me a photo.

UGALLERY style="color: #000000;"3/25/2010 | 8:18 PM

Ryan! I received your Orsaka I and it is breathtaking. I am so happy! It's currently at the shop getting a nice floating black frame - all the employees were gawking over it when I dropped the work off. Thanks again!

Ryan Pickart 7/6/2009 | 11:04 PM

I have been painting since I was around 16. I started in acrylics and moved to oils soon after.

Y Reel style="color: #000000;"7/6/2009 | 10:44 PM

how long have u been painting?

Ryan Pickart 7/6/2009 | 9:21 PM

Thanks for the encouragement LBelle! You hit the nail on the head for "Sleeping Girl I". I really enjoyed painting that piece.

L Drake style="color: #000000;"7/6/2009 | 8:51 PM

I have always thought your portraits were beautiful and technically skillful. I especially love the new piece, "Sleeping Girl 1" because of the nectarine in her hand. It is so surreal and leads to questions, such as "did she fall asleep with a nectarine in her hand or is she dreaming about it?" The dripping paint also enhances the relaxed dream state of the piece. Great work!

Ryan Pickart 2/13/2009 | 10:58 PM

Thank you! Orsaka 1 and 2 are not exactly self-portraits. I used myself as a reference but did not follow my resemblance closely.

gmsbhat style="color: #000000;"2/13/2009 | 9:32 PM

This seems to be a self portrait!? I like your work.

R Pickart style="color: #000000;"2/16/2008 | 2:55 AM

Yes, that is correct. I currently am showing work at the Honeywell Center in Wabash and soon at Manchester College.

nicholas avnaim style="color: #000000;"2/14/2008 | 7:47 PM

Grace in Winona Lake, IN?

  • The painting is even more beautiful in person. What I love most is all the detail (both color and pattern) in her jacket. That wasn't completely evident in the online picture and really a great suprize. Shes out getting framed right now and I miss her. :-) Should be back home tomorrow :-)

    - M Grabowski


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