(THE SHORT VERSION)
Ryn Weisz is a self-taught illustrator and artist with a background in graphic design.
She left her native Toronto, Canada in late 2012 to pursue new adventures in San Antonio, Texas.
Her art is created primarily in gouache (an opaque watercolor), watercolor, and acrylic. She uses a limited palette of five to six colors (and almost never uses black from the tube) to mix her own colors. Whether she is painting a portrait of an animal or a person, she is meticulous with details and enjoys capturing the essence of her subjects.
After dedicating three years to raising a family, she is currently spending as much time as possible in her studio, creating exciting new work that benefits local animal rescue groups as well as shelter animals in need to help save as many lives as possible.
Ryn is currently accepting commissions. please contact for further details.
(THE MORE IN-DEPTH, PERSONAL VERSION)
My name is Ryn Weisz. I am a mother, a wife, a self taught artist and an animal lover.
I have been an artist all of my life with an inexplicable need to create. I draw, I paint, I capture, I express. It is who I am; it is what I am.
I am inspired by so much, but truly, my family drives me to pursue my goals and dreams of being a successful artist; a drawer, a painter, an illustrator, me.
As I approach a painting of my subject, I look deep into their eyes and connect as best I can on the truest level. It always begins with the eyes; they tell the stories, the journeys, the celebrations and the great defeats.
With ink and paint, I connect with each of them. I take my time to capture all the nuances, the lines, the scars that make that person, that animal, their story, who they are.
I challenge myself to use a limited palette of five to six colors (and I almost never use black from the tube) to mix my own colors.
I aim to create portraits that celebrate people’s loved ones and offer an emotional connection.
Uniting my passions for art and animals to make a positive impact is incredibly rewarding.
A C H I E V E M E N T S / E X H I B I T I O N S:
2016 – TwitterArtExhibit: New York, NY – Benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program
2015 – TwitterArtExhibit: Moss, Norway – Benefiting “Home-Start Moss”, a nonprofit organization helping families in need.
2013 – TwitterArtExhibit: Los Angeles, CA – Benefiting “Art Division”, a nonprofit organization that mentors underprivileged youth in preparation for careers in the visual arts.
2012 – TwitterArtExhibit: Moss, Norway – Benefiting the Women’s Crisis Center, a resource where abused women and children can seek help.
From left to right:
Meeko (a.k.a. “Meekie-Bear”) adopted as a puppy in 2001, an old senior boy now (a Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz, a.k.a. Spanish Jack Russell);
Mouse (a.k.a. “Bear”), Ryn’s doggie soulmate, adopted in 2011 at approximately age 6 (a Dachshund-mix with possibly Jack Russell);
Miles (a.k.a. “Pretty Boy”) adopted in 2017 (at approximately age 2 or 3) as a stray with lots of “street marks” and scars, running along a busy road; he allowed Ryn to approach and get him the care and love he needed. They quickly bonded and share a special love and has now learned what is to part of a family (a Beagle-Mini Pinscher mix most likely).