Are you a Canadian artist who features, trees, forests, or natural themes related to forests or forestry in their work? Interested in showing your work here? Please fill in the form below.
I have been painting for about 14 years now. I initially learned how to paint by watching Bob Ross episodes, and I continue to use many of his techniques still. I have a passion for colour and seeing beauty in an everyday scene. I have been involved with forestry for 9 years, and I use the inspiration I find outside to fuel my art. I have gained an extensive knowledge about Ontario’s forests, our tree and plant species, and the rich history behind our land. I base some of my art around the realistic patterns of Ontario forestry. I use art to bring the beauty of nature into the places we enjoy. I strive to showcase how inspirational nature can be, and how important our natural landscapes are.
I've been dabbling in painting for a couple of years now, but recently have spent more time at the easel.
My interest is natural landscapes - I frequently work from photos taken on hiking or canoe trips. Being an entomologist, I often see things at a micro-level, so many of my paintings are more of a portrait style - my favourite subject being trees!
I love acrylics for their bright and bold colours, and the drama they bring to a composition.
Here are a few of my favourites from the last couple of years. To see more of my work, or to contact me, find me on Instagram: _kathleen_ryan_
Our forests play such an integral role in our lives. Silv-Econ appreciates how important our natural landscapes are, and is proud to showcase local artists who also value our forests and ecosystems. Art focused on nature brings a sense of calmness and serenity. Through viewing this art we link ourselves to the special landscapes we experience, and generate feelings of nostalgia and happiness.