Born October 10, 1954m in Pemberton Western Australia, she gave up dreams of a tennis career to complete her Year 12 at high school. After 3 years study, she commenced a highly successful career as a teacher and school administrator. At the age of thirty five, she discovered that living with Lupus and Rhumatoid Diseases would change a few things. She eagerly moved into the IT in education movement and devoted herself to introducing best and innovative practices in Computing and IT Education.
This decision lead to her taking on network management, teacher training and state level curriculum tasks. In 2009 she decided enough was enough, she retired.
It took a few years of taking photographs while seated in a car, attending art workshops before the emerging artist appeared. Working predominantly in oils and acrylic paints and oil pastels, Ryan takes inspirations from diversity – the constant movement in a quiet rural life, the freedom of abstractions and the Ar Le Brut approach, eternal diversity in trees and clouds – but the understanding that underlies her work is uniquely her own.
Her original art style has become recognizable in her local area. The freedom of the brushstrokes, the creative use of colour and the ability to bring lightness and brightness to her works are regularly recognized by artists and art collectors.