annemarie ryan washington dc artist
Abstract Artist based in Washington, DC

Annemarie Ryan

I am a Washington, DC artist. My paintings reflect the joy, excitement and exhilarating high that have enveloped me since returning to my love of art after nearly twenty years.

My working impasto style includes a variety of different mediums including acrylic, graphite, gesso, pastels and watercolors that infuse my paintings with vibrant color, movement and free expression reflecting the love and appreciation of life I experience every day.

2019 and 2020 have challenged me in ways unexpected, including a life-threatening illness in my family. I have channeled these feelings of powerlessness into a new sense of openness in my art. The gift of accepting situations beyond my control has opened a door to painting with abandon, transforming difficult and even terrifying experiences into a positive and creative outlet for my emotions. The result is a new series of work that is alive, confident and playful.

As a self-taught artist living in Georgetown in my native Washington, DC and a resident artist at The Jackson Art Center here, it is very rewarding to be a member of a thriving artistic community.

The first week in March 2020, which serendipitously was before the Coronavirus pandemic hit, I was honored to show five of my paintings at Van Der Plas Gallery in New York City.

This is a new chapter in a delightful journey, and I invite you to join me! Please take a look at my portfolio of abstract, botanical, landscapes & seascapes and pop art!

If you have any questions about my artwork, or have an exciting project you’d like to collaborate on, please get in touch! I am always happy to meet new people. If you are interested in purchasing art work shown on this website, or interested in commissioning a painting, please message me. I will do my best to respond to you within 24 hours. Speak soon!


March 2020

Van Der Plas Gallery
156 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

van der plas gallery nyc
jackson art center washington dc
December 2019

Jackson Art Center 
3050 R St NW 
Washington, DC 20007

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