Hi, I’m Ryn Weisz and I walk to the beat of my own drum and carve my own path. I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada but have called the U.S.A. home since 2012. I currently live in Baltimore, Maryland with my husband, our son and our two rescue dogs.
In college, I was trained as a graphic designer but fell into the hair industry when my hair stylist recruited me as his apprentice. For many years I had a successful career as a hair stylist until a car accident redirected me back to the path of art – my true calling.
Without any formal training, I taught myself how to paint in 2016 and I’ve never looked back! I fell in love with the process of a blank canvas slowly coming to life. My specialty is mostly portrait artwork (everyone from humans to animals and sea creatures). I find great satisfaction in honoring an animal or person through my creative interpretation while I paint them in an intuitive and emotional way.
I am a multi-disciplined, contemporary artist who works in various media including acrylic, gouache (an opaque watercolor) and sometimes digital illustrations. I’m grateful that my paintings live in my client’s private collections throughout the world.
In 2016, I founded an initiative called Art for Compassion™ where I partner with various animal rescue groups and shelters. Together, we raise much-needed funds to help the animals I care so deeply for.
My other passions include my family, animals, collecting tattoos, traveling and weight training!
I also try not to take myself too seriously:)
I’m driven by the power of the soul and a portrait, to me, is a beautiful way to celebrate them. Our souls are often hidden, protected by walls we build as young children and are solidified as adults. However, when you look deep into the eyes of any person or animal, their soul can’t hide. I use bold colors and paint strokes to celebrate the intricacies of each soul I bring to life on the canvas while always respecting the ever delicate balance of warm and cool values. As the painting begins to come to life before me, we dance together, taking steps both forward and backward until at last, we have found harmony together.
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