Art Fx is a year-long series on Huntsville Doppler featuring Huntsville-area visual artists. This month has been generously sponsored by Artists of the Limberlost.
“Granite Ridge” by Ciara Ryan (Stead) is a 9″ x 19″ acrylic on canvas.
“This artwork is very dear to my heart,” says Ciara. “In December of 2020, I had my tenth anniversary with my high school sweetheart. It was a very special day for us and we wanted to commemorate it by getting married abroad. Unfortunately, it was during a global pandemic and amidst lockdowns.
“Therefore, we had to sadly cancel our Ireland wedding and decided to elope in the next best thing: Killarney Provincial Park, right here in northern Ontario! We rented a cabin and with minus 20-degree weather, we eloped in the snow (the perfect Canadian wedding!). We hiked 2.5 hours in our wedding attire, dress and all, to this ‘Granite Ridge’ view. I fell in love with Killarney’s natural beauty and wanted to share this gorgeous view with others.”
“Granite Ridge” by Ciara Ryan is not for sale, but you can find more of her work at the links in the bio below. (Image courtesy of Ciara Ryan.)
About the artist
Ciara discovered her love of art at a very young age while growing up in Muskoka where the natural world around her quickly became my inspiration.
“This love of art grew with me and was taken to a new level while attending Huntsville High School. I soon graduated at the top of my art classes with several art awards and a Specialist High Skills Major in art. Taking several dual credits (college courses obtained in high school) related to the arts, I knew it was a career I wanted to pursue,” she says.
In 2017, Ciara graduated from Humber College’s three-year graphic design program. “Using my passion for art and design, I strive to be a master of all art forms. I work with a variety of media such as: acrylic, watercolour, pencil/ink, printmaking/silkscreening, wood burning, macramé, embroidery/cross-stitch, digital marketing, and I am hoping to explore more very soon! I’m very grateful to be on the board of directors for the Huntsville Art Society and be part of this wonderful art community.”
See more local art in Doppler’s Art Fx series here.
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