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Rana Ryan


May your hearts and homes be filled with color.

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May your hearts and homes be filled with color.

Our lives are influenced by certain people who make a memorable impression on our subconscious and guide us to be who we are today. At least, this has been true in mine.

I have been painting for years, mostly in the acrylic medium.

In 2005 I took a watercolor class and it became second nature to me. I enjoy switching between both mediums, and sometimes incorporating charcoal and pencil in my work.

Mark, my husband of 32 years, is the continuous source of my strength. He has filled my life with so much love that it reflects in all that I do and all that I am. His unbelievable support with my painting is what allows me to have continuous ideas and be able to express them through my art.

My very first solo show was on April 1, 2005, at Pittsburgh University in the Barco law library. I showed 32 paintings and sold 17 on opening night, and six more of them after that. But most of all, I cherish the comments and the kind words that were written in my guest book and the amazing compliments I received that night. It was a surreal experience for me. My feet never touched the ground!

My show reflected three distinct influences that have shaped my life: faith, travel and diversity of experience.

I have had many shows since, the last one in 2017 at Children's National Hospital in Washington DC, raising awareness and funds for children suffering with scoliosis and disfigurement.

In 2016, it was a great honor to be chosen for an exhibit at River Farm. My two seasoned flowered painting, Coexist, was chosen to be in George Washington's farm house on the Potomac.

I have lived in many countries and different states, met all sorts of different people. I have always survived by having a foundation built on faith and my belief that we are meant to live life from the core of our being.

I hope you enjoy my art, and that we will all continue to walk together on a colorful path.

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