Predator Print


16 x 16 in.

Archival Print on Archival Paper

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I painted this powerful predator shark in shades and tints of blue, with the water in the same shades. It evokes the peaceful quiet underwater world. You can see the light and shadows from the surface light on his body and the ocean floor. I imagine him gliding effortlessly past the viewer as he examines his world. He is in complete control. —Donald Ryker

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.