Hi! my name is Ryn Weisz and I’m an artist, animal lover, mother, wife, graphic designer, ex-hair stylist, tattoo collector, breast cancer survivor and lover of life.
For as long as I can remember, I loved drawing and coloring as a young child and never really stopped. My favorite class throughout my education was always art. It was during those moments that my soul was excited and free. In college I became trained as a graphic designer but was recruited by my hair stylist who saw great potential in me and I ended up pursuing a successful career in the hair industry for several years.
A car accident in 2010 abruptly ended my hair career due to sustained injuries which ended up putting me back onto the pursuit of art and design! As a self-taught artist, I decided to focus on drawing portraits and animals while dabbling in children’s illustrations. My soul started to sing in the reunion of my need to create.
In 2012, my husband and I had the opportunity to move from our hometown of Toronto, Canada to San Antonio, Texas. We took life by the horns and made the move in November. Just a few months after our move, we found out we were expecting a son!
For the next three years…
I was dedicated to raising our little boy, but toward the end of 2016, I picked up some paint brushes and taught myself how to paint. I instantly fell in love with both acrylic and gouache paints. I started learning how to mix my own colors by using a very limited palette of only five or six colors. The more I learned, the move in love with painting I became.
While living in Texas, I also discovered the world of animal rescue. I had found a dog that had been dumped in my neighborhood in the middle of winter. I was able to lure her into my garage as a safe place for her to stay warm and fed while I frantically tried finding help for her.
That’s when it became more than just art…
I realized I could do positive things with my art and help others who are in need at the same time! I began meeting amazing people in the animal rescue community, trying to understand what they face on a daily basis and how I could help them. Shortly after, I created my on-going partnership with animal rescues called “Art for Compassion™” – an ongoing series of partnerships with rescues and shelters nation-wide to raise awareness and much needed funds to help the animals in their care.
2018 was the hardest year of my life…
In the beginning of 2018, we sold our home in Texas as we prepared for another big move. This time, we were headed back to the East coast to Baltimore, Maryland. That move provided to be a valuable lesson and humbling experience.
The move took over two days of driving across the country with two vehicles, a trailer, our son and our two dogs. It was an adventure and I’m pretty sure my hair got even grayer during that chapter!
2018 would bring about devastating news – I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2018. I underwent a full mastectomy at the end of November to survive my diagnosis.
I have a renewed appreciation for life, family, laughter and living in the moment!
My inspiration and will to live is at an all-time high.
I can’t wait to see what new work I’ll create! Make sure you sign up for my newsletter to learn about up-coming work, release dates and so many more members-only goodies (including secret sales!). sign up here.
You’ll love that I sweat all of the small details to ensure that you’re experience is an enjoyable and exciting one from start to end!
All canvas paintings come with hardware and wire preinstalled so that you don’t have to worry about it – just unwrap and hang!
Your original painting is handled with the utmost care from start to delivery and packaged to gallery-standards. It’s not just about a painting; it’s about a personalized experience and I want you to have a memorable one.
WHY TRUST ME?
Now that you know a little about me, you may be asking why am I a little different? Because to me, it’s not just a piece of art or a design that I’m creating for you. It’s a creative journey and you’ll be coming along for the ride!
With art, we will select the perfect reference photo(s) to turn into an expressive piece of art. I take the time to learn what colors you enjoy and what colors you’d like to steer clear of. I’ll communicate with you every step of the way and do weekly check-ins by e-mail that include in-progress photos so that you’re never left wondering what state your painting is in. It’s not just about making a painting – it’s a personalized experience. It is my goal to create paintings that evoke celebration of a loved one’s life whether they are still part of this world or have ventured onto the next one.
With design, I’ll take the time to learn about you and your company and what current design problems you’re facing. I’ll take the time to learn your market and who you’re competing against. I’ll apply color theory and design principles to create effective, visual communications. All of my design work is custom – no templates are ever used for a “one size fits all”. You’re unique and deserve a tailor-made design solution.
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You can entrust me to capture your companion in a painting and know that I understand how special they are to you because I have my own fur kids and my world wouldn’t be the same without them.
My art studio – the place where your very own painting or design will come to life… with the forest just beyond the windows – my happy place.