Donald Ryker has been painting since his teens. He was inspired to begin painting when he discovered he could use a hard hat on his head to direct his brush. He has lived his life with cerebral palsy and was thrilled to find an outlet for his creativity and a way to communicate his love of life, and his message to people that anyone can accomplish things in life if they are creative and persistent; there is always a way to find the positive in life. Ryker's paintings reflect his joy in life, and his desire to connect. His artwork inspires others with his choice of color and ability to draw in his viewer.
As with other creative artists, being unique has led Ryker to develop his own style. He paints luminous vibrant artwork by using bold clear colors, underpainting to bring out the values, and layering glaze in his unique technique that he calls Impasto Glaze. The end result reflects light beautifully and has the quality of stained glass. The viewer will continually find new details to enjoy.
I love the holidays, and the seasons. This still life is has the fall colors and feeling of Autumn and the Halloween Holiday season. Tea sets represent getting together and celebrating with people you care about. I chose this image because there it gave me the opportunity to play with color, and shadow. Enjoy. – Donald Ryker
14in. x 21in. Archival Print on Paper
Epson Archival Paper and Epson Archival Ink
This archival paper print arrives rolled in a tube. The image will have a white border of 1.5 inches, ready to mat and frame.