Oak Cliff, Texas
Born Irving, Texas 1986
Education University of Dallas, Bachelors of Arts in Studio Painting 2008
Haylee has been intrigued with the human figure, in particularly portraiture, since early education, selling her first portrait in 9TH grade. She is proud to have studied under local and respected artist, Kim Owens, and to have apprenticed with artist Glenn Ness in Bend, Oregon. After moving to northern Spain 3 years ago, Haylee returned inspired and determined to make art her livelihood. Since then she has wholeheartedly pursued her own bodies of work, and has painted several murals throughout the metroplex.
Haylee Ryan’s work typically captures the human figure in a balance of a creative loose spontaneity and an attention to careful intricate detail. She has always been passionate about making beautiful art out of people that are typically overlooked or people that have been tucked away in an old photo album. Her work often tells a story and often creates a feeling of nostalgia. Her style of multi layering reveals itself differently in various series. Her recent mural work has lead her down a path of capturing nature, most recently floral and cacti inspired. These new works are a pursuit of how her figure painting techniques can reach into this plant-based world.