Primarily self-taught, artist Carol Ryan works with acrylic paint on canvas to create color field paintings driven by balance, texture, and, most importantly, emotion. Her technique involves assertive color combinations and textural nuances such as drips, spattering, and structural build-up. “My love is to paint. My need is to create something authentic from my soul, a painting that will touch the curiosity and complexities of people, their emotions, and their beliefs. One that inspires an ongoing dialog within,” she says.