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Image © Courtesy of Artist

Kate Ryan


Kate Ryan is a Western Australian oil painter. Kate is particularly interested in the play of light, shadow and colour temperature. There is a particular intensity of light and colour that is unique to Western Australia. We are surrounded by endless magical moments of light and colour in nature and she tries to capture the essence of these moments in her paintings. Kate's current focus is on coastal images and floral studies of the glorious flowers to be found in our State, and also in her immediate neighbourhood. Kate enjoys painting en plein air (outdoors) and from life and also enjoys time in her Floreat studio. Kate has also had significant success with portraiture and has been a semi-finalist in the prestigious Black Swan (now Lester Portrait Prize) competition. Her work is currently in collections in the UK, USA, New Zealand and around Australia.

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