Lindsay Ryden, Painter
I discovered Paint Love and the beautiful soul behind it, Julie Ann McKevitt, at a Plywood conference in Atlanta. She was one of the few painters listed in attendance, and I was so glad to connect with her. Her cause immediately spoke to me, and I was on board even before I was asked.
Within every human experience is a need to connect with something bigger than yourself, outside of your own established routine. Visual artists have the privilege of bringing tangible truths to ideas. Paint Love works to curate these ideas for good. They connect, fill the need, and transform concept into reality. It is a joy to be a small part of this bigger force for change and love within the community.
As a painter, I work in watercolor, primarily. As an illustrator, dry media and ink. And as a muralist/scenic painter, acrylic.
Ever since I can remember, art has been my passion. From a little girl scrawling pencil marks along the wall (when no one was watching), to attending art school in Savannah where I was able to hone in on and cultivate my love for painting, until now, post-BFA, diving headlong into freelance life.
I feel an intense connection to my work and to the people I have the pleasure to work with.
My love for Andrew Wyeth is never far from the heart of my painting. His attention to detail and ability to capture the stillness and emotion of his subjects never ceases to amaze me.
I find inspiration in the quietness of moments. In the silent nothing of things overlooked. I see beauty in the hurt places and the scars. I find humor and joy in the human condition. And above everything, I find an unspeakable love for creating.