• Ryan is a native New Yorker, who has lived in Idaho all her adult life. At an early age the animals and the natural world became central to her life. Her love of animals is represented in her work.

    Ryan graduated with an MFA from the University of Idaho. With a focus on sculpture and painting. She spends much of her time in her studio painting and working in clay. Ryan is also a licensed wildlife rehabber. Working closely with orphaned and injured animals has providered inspiration for both children stories and illustrations.
    Ryan lives on a farm in the northwest with her generous husband, and a myriad of domestic and wild animals. She has two amazing grown children and a perfect grandson.