Lesley Ryan


Skennars Head, Australia

Preferred artistic medium

Contemporary, Drawing, Illustration, Painting

Art level career

Mid career


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Artist statement

Lesley Ryan’s work is heavily influenced by her love of Japanese woodblocks, the simplicity of line, and the reduction of the landscape to its basic form.   Watercolour allows her to develop a visual language of mood and serenity. The free-flowing movements in her images, leave the viewer the decisions, about where and when.   While the work is executed in watercolours it is rarely is touched by a brush. Her painting implements can be a fork, a feather, or a plastic card. She has recently returned from studying with a Japanese woodblock master carver Motoharu Asaka in Tokyo and his influence and subtle use of line can be seen in this work.