This minimal landscape is part of my Remnant series where I explore a memory of a place as the memory starts to fade. I have part of a horizon line and some clouds anchoring a landscape that is starting to float off into the negative white space. This painting is watercolor on cradled wood panel and it comes ready to hang.

- Nicole Ryan

As I Lay Dreaming

Watercolor painting on wood

Signed on back

16" h x 20" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 6 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.