Nicole Ryan
Mercer, Pennsylvania

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.

Monologue XIV
12" x 12" , oil painting

The Wandering Lost
24" x 30" , oil painting

There and Back Again
12" x 24" , oil painting

Monologue IX
12" x 12" , oil painting

As I Lay Dreaming
16" x 20" , watercolor painting

Day by Day IV
6" x 12" , oil painting

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