Artist Feature: Sarah Ryan

Creston_Moth_Guitar_©_Sarah_Ryan Hand-painted bass guitar / 2016 / © Sarah Ryan & Creston Electric Instruments / Photo by Brendan Joe

Sarah Ryan graduated with a BA in Studio Art from the University of Vermont in 1993. More akin to the trade work of a sign painter than that of a fine artist, her painting adds visual elements to functioning objects with an intent to enhance without overpowering. Not everything calls for this approach, but when it works well the results are hopefully exciting and thoughtful. Sarah has collaborated with Creston Electric Instruments since 2006 using this technique. She also provides graphic art and design services for many Vermont clients and sells her own work through her website.

Check out more of her work at her website.


 

100_Guitars_©_Sarah_Ryan
Photo display to celebrate 100 guitars painted for Creston Electric Instruments / 2006-present / © Sarah Ryan
Bandsaw_©_Sarah_Ryan
Hand-painted bandsaw / 2009 / © Sarah Ryan / Photo by Jessica Sipe
Cafe_Mural_©_Sarah_Ryan
Mural for Penny Cluse Cafe, Burlington, Vermont / Metallic paint on signboard, pre-installation / 3′ x 9′ / 2016 / © Sarah Ryan
Cardinals_©_Sarah_Ryan
Commissioned relief painting on panel / 18″ x 22” / 2016 / © Sarah Ryan
Green_Hat_©_Sarah_Ryan
Embroidered hat / 2018 / © Sarah Ryan
Green_Wool_Coat_©_Sarah_Ryan
Embroidered wool coat / 2017 / © Sarah Ryan
Kelly_Ravin_CD_©_Sarah_Ryan
Wall painting/CD package design for Kelly Ravin / 2016 / © Sarah Ryan
Mike_Burris_Guitar_©_Sarah_Ryan
Hand-painted guitar / 2015 / © Sarah Ryan & Creston Electric Instruments / Photo by Jessica Sipe
Painted_Guitar_Case_©_Sarah_Ryan
Hand-painted guitar case for Bill Bratcher / 2015 / © Sarah Ryan
Round_Tanager_Painting_©_Sarah_Ryan
Commissioned painting for carriage barn / 4’ round / 2016 / © Sarah Ryan
Toilet_©_Sarah_Ryan
One of two hand-painted toilets for El Cortijo, Burlington, Vermont / 2011 / © Sarah Ryan

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