Friday, November 14, 2014

Cypress Studio by Kathryn Ryan

Introducing Cypress Studio by Kathryn.....

Cypress Studio is my new platform for small artworks and prints.

My studio practice has focused primarily on creating exhibitions & large scale works for galleries over the past 28 years or so...Now I am adding another component to my studio practice, developing Cypress Studio as a place for  my small handmade artworks &  limited edition prints inspired by nature and a search for beauty. From intricate details to vast views of the landscape...finding a place for art, nature, beauty & inspiration in your home. Lots more to come from  Cypress Studio

Introducing my first collection of small signed prints now available unframed and mounted.
The Winter Paddock, Signed Print image 18x18cm on A4 heavy weight archival matt paper
Assorted B&W signed prints image 25x18cm & 18x18cm Mounted
Fence Line, signed print image 18x18cm

Assorted mounted signed prints

Assorted mounted signed prints

Assorted mounted signed prints
Lantern #7 & Lantern #1 signed A4 prints image 25x18cm

Assorted signed prints, on A4 paper

Assorted signed prints on A4 size paper

I am about to relocate from UAE back to Australia, so there will be more to come once my new studio is set up by the coast in Warrnambool, VIC 

Check out the new website : Cypress Studio
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Monday, September 22, 2014

No White Walls Annual Show 2014

No White Walls Annual Show opens on September 25th, 2014 and will continue with a changing display until January 2nd 2015 . The exhibition is hosted by Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, with the Opening Reception sponsored by Royal Jet, 7pm - 9pm. All Welcome!

 I am one of six artists exhibiting this year, alongside Julia Ibbini, Emily Gordon, Andrew Field, Yiannis Roussakis and Christine Allison. You may preview the exhibition on our website : No White Walls UAE

No White Walls is an artist led initiative based in Abu Dhabi, focused on developing exhibitions and visual arts projects around the Emirates. We aim to encourage direct contact with the artists and their audience, by providing a platform for engaging in the arts and adding to the cultural diversity within the UAE.

I will be exhibiting a new series of 7 oil paintings and 6 charcoal drawings under the theme of Nature, Light & Shadow.
installation of Dried Roses oil on linen

 Nature, Light and Shadow

Finding beauty: the intricacy found in details of nature, the shadows cast from plants, the patterns of shadows from Arabic lanterns...

With intense observation of the dramatic play of light and fall of shadows, my oil paintings and charcoal drawings reveal the organic & sensual nature of plants, taking the detail out of its everyday existence and highlighting  the qualities of light, mood & mystery. 

My oil paintings are continually built up in meticulous layers of paint and glazes over many months to achieve a depth, balance and harmony in the work. The charcoal drawings are also continually layered and re worked, rubbed back, built over again until a final balance and dynamic is achieved.

detail Dried Roses oil on linen 80 x120cm
Dried Roses & Shadow no.1-2, oil on linen 120 x150cm
Bougainvillea & Shadow no.1-3 oil on linen

Having been based in the UAE since 2011, my work has shifted its focus from the Australian landscapes series I developed over 20 + years and I have found inspiration responding to my local UAE environment, in particular my attention has been drawn to the quality of light and shadows and intricate details of nature found in my local environment.
installation of charcoal drawings

installation of charcoal drawings, Dried Rose no. 3 & Lantern no.6

installation of charcoal drawings, dappled Leaves no. 1 & Frangipani no.1

installation of charcoal drawings Suspended Lantern no.5-6

Kathryn is a professional artist, based in the UAE since 2011 and  has exhibited and practiced as a contemporary artist for over 25 years. She has been exhibiting with NWW since 2013 and also has prints available through Capsule Arts, Dubai. Kathryn continues to exhibit in Australia and is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne and Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney. Her work has been purchased by major public and corporate collections in Australia and private collections in Australia and internationally. She has been a finalist in numerous prestigious National Art Prizes for over 25years.

installation of Dried Roses & Shadow, oil on linen  no1-2

installation of Bougainvillea & Shadow, oil on linen  no 1-2

installation of Dried Roses no. 1-2, oil on linen

installation of Dried Roses & Shadow, with shadows! oil on linen 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Upcoming Exhibitions : September 2014

September is a busy art month! Seasonally it is a busy month in the art world in Australia... and also in the UAE.. coming out of our hottest summer months!
I have new artworks in a number of exhibitions in Australia and the UAE: Tattersall's Landscape Prize, Brisbane; Flinders Lane gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Melbourne ; No White Walls 2nd Annual Exhibition, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Capsule Arts Print Collection 2, Dubai UAE

September 1-19, 2014 Brisbane, Australia
Invitation Prize: Opening Reception Wednesday September 3rd with the announcement of the $30,000 Acquisitive Prize . The exhibition will be on display in the Club from Monday 1 September to Friday 5 September. The exhibition will then move to the foyer of Waterfront Place, Brisbane from Monday 8 September to Friday 19 September 7am - 6pm
More info : Tattersall's Landscape Prize 2014
Frangipani #2, charcoal on paper 72 x52 cm framed 93 x73 cm 2014 $2,500 AUD

Frangipani #2, charcoal on paper 72 x52 cm framed 93 x73 cm 2014 $2,500 AUD

September 16-October 4 2014 Flinders Lane Gallery
I have been represented by Flinders Lane Gallery since 2000 and I have held 7 highly successful solo shows there ( 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011,2013)  as well as numerous group exhibitions over the past 14 years. Each of the gallery artists have been asked to exhibit a work which pays homage to Melbourne or reflects their experience of Melbourne in some way.

"Living in Dubai my thoughts and memories of Australia are quiet heightened ...
In choosing an image of Melbourne for this anniversary show , I recollected my strong visual memories of Melbourne, with Shrine Avenue Pines always a strong image . 
For many years I rode my bike from Elwood across the city to my studio, often riding home late at night past The Shrine . The dramatic lighting , silhouetted pines , the night sky lit up by the city lights , contrasted with pockets of darkness from the gardens , and the illuminated shrine memorial was always a very moving image that had stayed with me ."
Kathryn Ryan
Shrine Avenue, oil on paper 72 x52 cm Framed 93 x73 cm 2014

Shrine Avenue, oil on paper 72 x52 cm Framed 93 x73 cm 2014
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, September 25th 2014- January 1st 2015

No White Walls is an artist led initiative based in Abu Dhabi, focused on developing exhibitions and visual arts projects in the UAE. I have been a member of NWW for the past 2 years and this year we will be exhibiting the works of Julia Ibbini, Emily Gordon, Andrew Field, Christine Allison, Yiannis Roussakis and Kathryn Ryan. We are all professional artists based in the UAE. Each artist will present a new series of  works with  new works added as pieces are sold...

The exhibition will be held at the stunning Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi with an Opening Reception sponsored by Royal Jet on Thursday September 25th 7-9pm. The exhibition will continue through to January 1, 2015 and is open daily 9am-9pm
We will be launching our new website with the exhibition : stay tuned for details!
For more info you can follow our Facebook page No White Walls UAE FB
and our Instagram : nowhitewallsuae
Dried Roses & Shadow #1 oil on linen 120x150cm 2014 AED 13,000
Dried Roses & Shadow #2 oil on linen 120x150cm 2014 AED 13,000

Dried Roses #1 oil on linen 80x100cm 2014 AED 6,000
Dried Roses #2 oil on linen 80 x100cm 2014 AED 6,000

Dried Rose & Shadow #3 charcoal on paper 54 x52 cm Framed 74 x72cm 2014 AED 3,800
Bougainvillea & Shadows #2 oil on linen 76x102cm 2014 AED 7,500
Frangipani #1 charcoal on paper 72 x52cm Framed 93 x73 cm 2014 AED 4,800

Bougainvillea & Shadows #1, oil on linen 76x102cm 2014 AED 7,500

Capsule Arts Dubai will be launching their 2nd Limited Edition Print Collection on September 11th 2014. The Launch Night will be held at The Capsule Arts space in Al Quoz, Dubai.

I will be exhibiting two new Limited Edition Prints  from my Dried Rose & Shadow series of charcoals. Four of my works from my Shadow & Light series are also part of their 1st Print collection and all prints are available to purchase from their website : Capsule Arts

Capsule Arts invites you to a special one-night exhibition to launch their new collection of limited edition art prints, in the presence of the artists.
The exhibition will feature furniture by The Urban Yogi and live music will be provided by Freshly Ground Sounds, more details to follow...
The event is supported by Lobo & Listone and Societe Perrier.

Warehouse A-2, Street 4, Al Quoz 3, Dubai, UAE
Location map at

T +971 4 388 1799

Mariam Abbas | Mahmoud Abbod | Lama Khatib Daniel Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark | Dr Najat Meky | Khalid Mezaina | Lina Ogaily | Mohammad Al Qassab | Onrie Radovic | Jamal Abdul Rahim | Kathryn Ryan | Matthew Ryder | Laober Zhu

Dried Rose &Shadow #1, Ltd Ed Print 1/25 35x35cm AED850
Dried Rose &Shadow #2, Ltd Ed Print 1/25 35 x35cm AED 850
Also available from Print Collection 1 on the website : Capsule Arts
Lantern #3 Ltd ed Print 1/15 598x841mm AED 2000
Lantern #4 Ltd Ed Print 1/15, 600x841mm AED 2000

Shadow Leaves #6 Ltd Ed Print 1/15 598x841 AED 2000
Shadow Leaves #5, Ltd Ed Print 1/15 601 x841mm AED 2000

Monday, June 30, 2014



I now have a new website for all my artwork....
You can see an Archive of my Solo Exhibitions / Recent Works / Available Works / Studio / News & Events / Bio  & more! Check it out...... Kathryn Ryan Artist
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Friday, June 13, 2014

OPEN STUDIO : Dubai, Friday & Saturday June 13th & 14th, 11am-5pm

For one weekend only I will be OPENING MY STUDIO to the public in Downtown Dubai. The studio is overflowing with oil paintings, charcoal drawings, limited edition prints and photography.... Large & small works available... Best seen 'in the flesh', so if you are in Dubai... Don't miss it!