This imagined landscape is based on a compilation of my memories. I was interested in something both stormy and bright with fragments of broken off pieces of the landscape floating in and around of the horizon. The green sky is whimsical and gives way to the blue shapes on the ground.

- Nicole Ryan

Monologue XIV

Oil painting on wood
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

12" h x 12" w x 1.75" 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.