Artist Paula Ryan

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Paula Ryan has called several places “Home”, with each affecting her art in unique ways. As a young child, the art scene in Laguna Beach sparked an interest in oil painting. Soon, her art studies expanded into working with other mediums, including charcoal and colored pencil. Paula spent high school living on a Rocky Mountain ranch north of Estes Park, Colorado. The mountains and local color influenced her love of painting and drawing wilderness landscapes.
After graduating from Bethany College (Kansas) with a degree in education, Paula employed her skills as an artist in her teaching career. She taught in both public and private schools for 20 years and incorporated art into lessons for children of all ages.
 Paula moved to Idaho in 2001, where she continued teaching, while spending much of her free time hiking, fishing, and gleaning ideas for artistic work. She retired from teaching in 2013 to pursue her love of art full time. When she is not painting, Paula enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs in the woods and mountains, where she finds more inspiration for her art.
More about Paula:

Juried selection by the Idaho State Historical Society to display art at the state capital in 2015
Award winner at the Western Idaho Fair in 2012, 2013, 2014
Award winner at the Hells Canyon Art Festival in 2014
Member of the River City Artists’ Guild
Artist/Contributor to “Light My Fire” for the Boise/Meridian Fire Departments
Former gallery member in Boise’s downtown district
Member of Plein Air Painters of Idaho (PAPI)
Selected by Eagle Arts Commission for display at Eagle City Hall, 2015
Five star artist with Art Finder Gallery, London, England
Art and Roses Show, 2015
Specialized training with master artists Robert Moore and Fred Choate
Zions Bank Artists' Reception 2015, 2016

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