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The Escape
20" x 16" oil on canvas, framed,
$499 available for purchase

Inspired by the Caddo River in central Arkansas. A couple of kayaks beached on the bank of a slowly flowing river. An escape far away from the troubles of life and a connection to God. Vibrant colors with a slow and confident energy.

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The Invitation
60" x 44" oil on canvas, unframed,
$3,299 available for purchase

The first painting in Ryan's Caddo River series. The Invitation is a call to adventure, refreshment of not only your body but your soul.

The scale of this painting is massive. A five feet wide it has the power to fill a wall space and excite your imagination.

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Gates of Paradise
48" x 36" oil on canvas, unframed,
$1,999 available for purchase

Gates of Paradise was inspired by a trip Ryan took with his wife to an old rope making factory in Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. They made the rope from a plant that closely resembled an agave plant for many years until synthetic nylon rope took over the market. The track you see running through the gate is a tiny version of rail road tracks that they use to move small "mining-like" cars over to transport inventory. Since the rope is no longer needed, they have turned the factory into a plant that produces an alcohol very similar to tequila. The plantation was absolutely gorgeous and they had a blast seeing how the industry worked while enjoying the great hospitality of the community.

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Shores of Solitude
42" x 30" oil on canvas, framed,
$799 available for purchase

Based on the beautiful beach of Isla Pasion in Cozumel, Mexico.

 

Calm seas gently lapping up against the fine sand and mild skies give the feeling of a slight breeze. The beach is open and free and a perfect escape.

Loose brush strokes, and a refreshing color palette add to the relaxing atmosphere.

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An Arkansas Kiss Good Night
42" x 30" oil on canvas, unframed,
$699 available for purchase

The sunsets at Mount Magazine, Arkansas are absolutely stunning. Mount Magazine is the highest point in the state of Arkansas and has amazing lookouts to view the sprawling landscapes for miles and miles. From this vantage point the sun seems to set between two mountain peaks that make it appear as if the sun is kissing the world good night. Ryan really wanted to explore the contrast between warm and cool colors and the energy that was released during the sunset. This painting has thick brush strokes and vibrant color.

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Mardi Gras
33" x 28" oil on canvas, unframed,
SOLD

Vibrant and festive scene depicting the Choctaw parade on St Charles Ave in New Orleans.

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Maurice
30" x 24" oil on canvas, unframed,
Unavailable

When you walk downtown in Hot Springs you are instantly transported to the past. World-famous Bath House Row is a must see when you visit. These incredible buildings are oozing with history and amazing architecture. Ryan set the time period of this painting to the 1950's. This is the first of a series he plans to make based on Bath House Row. The prominent white building in the foreground is the bath house named Maurice.

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Ca' d'Zan
42" x 30" oil on canvas, framed,
$799 available for purchase

This was a student piece that Ryan created at his time in college. The painting is of famed circus tycoon, John Ringling's Sarasota castle he named Ca' d'Zan. The home, and its grounds, are stunning and are located right on the water. If you ever find yourself in Sarasota, we highly recommend touring this mansion.

This particular piece is not for sale at this time.

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Miami Sunset
Watercolor with Pen & Ink, unavailable

This was an illustrated poster Ryan did for Bluegreen Vacation Club. It was part of a series that Ryan created for them. The client loved them so much that they purchased all of the originals. This piece will be available in prints.

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Ebb and Flow

$599 available for purchase

Abstract piece having fun with texture and color flowing in layers. These are three paintings that are painted on a repurposed surface. They are unframed and can be spaced out on the wall. The two outer images are 71" x 16"each. The center painting is 53.5" x 16". When all put together it covers quite a bit of space. Mixed media, designed to not be framed.

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Bambi
20" x 16" oil on canvas, framed,
$499 available for purchase

Oil on Canvas, this was another student piece from Ryan's time at Ringling College of Art and Design. Painted from life with a strong sense of mood. Named after the model who posed for the painting session.

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