“Pear and Concord Grapes No. 2” (2019)
by Abbey Ryan (1979-)
4 x 5 in., oil on canvas on panel
In 2007, Abbey Ryan started making daily paintings for her blog. Wet on wet; one sitting. Each painting, according to her, is “a meditation on the present moment.”
Her paintings have been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Women Who Make Beautiful Things,” Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensible?, FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia, Yale Radio, 10,000 Hours podcast, and American Art Collector. She was named #5 on the list of 49 Creative Geniuses by Boost Blog Traffic.
I have been collecting her work since the start. I think she is an exceptional talent whose work is tinged with the spirit of the Old Dutch Masters.