With the encouragement of his coach to paint his feelings and dreams, Ryan’s journey as an artist began in 2019. His only guides were his breath and his body, as he learned to channel emotions onto the canvas or paper before him. He continues to heal with every painting, and is humbly learning to trust the process. He hopes his work can inspire others to also heal through their own unique creative expression. Ryan is self taught, and credits a lot of his inspiration to artists Curtis J. Nielsen and Jiro Tcholakian.