Artist Feature: Stephanie Ryan

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It’s time for our first Artist Feature of 2014!

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Meet Stephanie Ryan, January’s Feature Artist and the woman behind Studio M’s brand new Fleur collection. This line is so much fun! It blends classic, floral watercolors with a bohemian mix of patterns. Each of Stephanie’s pieces tells a story, as if it were one-of-a-kind. Teacup birdfeeders. Spoon plant stakes. Wine bottle luminaries. Nothing is what you’d expect. Fleur is a joyful curation of tabletop and home décor elements that make every day feel like a celebration!

Read on to get to know more about Stephanie & see some of her new Studio M products!

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Fleur by Stephanie Ryan

Do you work from life, photographs, or your imagination?
I mainly work from my imagination. When painting my flowers I let my intuition guide my brush and the shapes of the flowers start to appear. It is a pretty wonderful process.

How do you spend your Sundays?
My Sundays are like any other day. I work from home, so all of my days blend together. My days are mainly spent on my business. I feel blessed to be a working artist – my creative life is my work life and they blend together in the most beautiful ways.

Fleur Spoon Plant Stakes

Fleur Spoon Plant Stakes

What are your three favorite foods?
Oh…any kind of soup or stew, pizza and mashed potatoes. Clearly, I go for the comfort foods.

Are you obsessed with any one fashion item?
No, I’m more obsessed with techy things. Although, I do love boots.

What scent brings you back to your childhood?
Ocean breezes remind me of our family vacations at the Jersey Shore.

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Fleur Candle Holders

What are three words that best describe this product line?
Pretty, happy and uplifting.

What are three words that best describe you?
Hmmm, just three words! Let’s see, I am nurturer, encourager and cultivator of the soul.

Is there a creative mind that inspires you?
I love the art of Georgia O’Keeffe, she was so brave, bold and strong. I love the lyrics of Deb Talan.

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Fleur Pendant Chandelier

Do you listen to music when you create?
Yes, sometimes. Sometimes it is still and quiet. I love listening to Deb Talan, Brandi Carlile, Birdy, and Stevie Nicks.

Do you start with a sketch, paint, or a broad idea?
I never know what is going to come out! When I do plan, it is pretty broad.

What’s your favorite thing about your studio?
I recently re-designed my studio so, there are many things that I love about it. I think my favorite thing is the neutral colors that are so peaceful and uplifting especially during the day when the room is flooded in light. I smile every day when I walk into my studio.

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Fleur Wall Vases with Hooks

Thanks for reading! Let us know what you think of the new Fleur collection in the comments! 

To see the full Fleur collection, visit our Studio M website:
http://www.magnetworks.com/c-1211-fleur.aspx

To learn more about Stephanie & her work, visit her website:
http://www.stephanieryandesign.com/

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One Response to “Artist Feature: Stephanie Ryan”

  1. deborahvelasquez Says:

    Great interview Stephanie. Love seeing your work on product, gorgeous.
    Xoxo

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