Ryan Dougherty – Mixed media painting

Paper, paint, texture and color harmonize on canvas.

With old paper from 1900 – 1970 and acrylic on canvas, I create works that convey a texture of time and nostalgia.

I love old tattered walls that have been layered with a hundred years of wallpaper, paint and life. That texture sparks me to use recycled paper to create each work anew. Ever disappearing neon is my focus currently.  My work continues to be inspired by the city around me, objects from our everyday lives that are often overlooked. I strive to share the beauty of all of these objects through layering and depth of color. Through my work I hope to inspire a sense of appreciation for the beauty and vibrant energy of these objects.