This imagined landscape pushes the use of color in a sky. I like to use a single color to make a dramatic piece while keeping the shapes and values the same as you might see in the real world. This painting is on cradled wood panel with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Nicole Ryan

Monologue IX

Oil painting on wood

Signed on front and back

12" h x 12" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Nicole Ryan
Mercer, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Nicole

Nicole Ryan paints imagined landscapes, but surprisingly, she’s not all that interested in landscape paintings. Rather, she is interested in the concept of memory. “My goal is to recreate a place I feel I was but can’t quite pinpoint,” she says. As memories move from reality to abstraction, it becomes easier to misremember things, or think they may have just been a dream. This hazy area is Nicole’s source of inspiration. She uses color to create ethereal landscapes that illustrate the purgatory between memory and imagination, the real and the unreal.