Ms Ryan has been painting for more than forty years. She currently works with watercolor, soft and oil pastels, acrylics, alcohol inks and mixed media in a mostly abstract style. She expands her knowledge via workshops, classes and by teaching.
Myra seeks to express emotions and feelings through color, shape and texture. She enjoys learning how her paintings conjure up memories and feelings in the viewer.
She has been juried into shows at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Historic Yellow Springs, Notre Dame Academy, Daylesford Abbey, Center for the Arts and numerous others throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. September through December, 2019 she had a two person show at the Abstract Expressions Gallery in Mount Holly, NJ.
In 2019, Myra moved to Maryland and now exhibits in DC and the Maryland suburbs.
Her work is in the permanent collection of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, American Cancer Center Hope Lodge and private collections in the U.S., France, Australia, England and Sweden.
Ms. Ryan coordinated all art exhibits at Palmyra Cove Nature Center in New Jersey. She is past board member of The Artists Circle and Past President of the NJ Pastel Painters Society. For ten years she exhibited at and was a member of the Home Fine Art Gallery, Mount Holly, New Jersey. Currently she is a member of the Rockville Art League, the Laurel Art Guild, the Montgomery County Art Association and is an Affiliate Member of Artists and Makers.
Myra especially enjoys encouraging others to use art as a means of personal expression. She teaches various mediums in her studio, and via demonstrations and workshops in many locations. When not painting or teaching, she can be found in her garden “painting with flowers.”
Best in show, NJ Pastel Painters Society, 2011
Third Place, NJ Pastel Painters Society, 2012
Best in Show, NJ Pastel Painters Society, 2014
Third Place, NJ Pastel Painters Society, 2016
First Place, Art Alliance, 2016
Third Place, WAA Abstract show, 2017
Second Place WAA open juried show, 2019