Ryan Andrew Whelan

Although Ryan Whelan lives in beautiful and green Oakland, CA, he feels far removed from a natural life of any kind. He has to remind himself of the magic of nature through his paintings: how the sun must feel to the plants, the energy that flows through the tree branches, or the prism of colors found on a fresh harvest of pears. It's these kinds of simple moments in the natural world that remind him that we are all more than we can see. Everything is energy, everyone is radiating, and nothing is ordinary.