Abbey Ryan Workshops

Abbey Ryan is an artist’s artist, known for her inspiring, illuminating, and supportive teaching approach.

Inspired by the "A Painting a Day" movement, Abbey started making daily paintings for her blog, Ryan Studio, on 9/23/07. Her work has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Seth Godin’s bestseller Linchpin: Are You Indispensible?, Good Day Philadelphia, BoingBoing, Artists & Illustrators magazine, The Business of Art, Making It In the Art World, New Markets For Artists, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, PleinAir magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, WYBCX Yale Radio, 10,,,, and many others. She is #5 on the list of “49 Creative Geniuses” at Abbey’s work is in 1300 private and museum collections on six continents. With 35,000+ followers, her blog has had over a million visitors from over 100 countries.

A member of the International Guild of Realism, American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America, and National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Abbey studied with Master painter David A. Leffel at the Art Students League of New York. This experience, combined with her painting travels in Italy, continues to have the greatest impact on her work. Abbey earned her M.F.A. from Hunter College, CUNY. She also completed undergraduate work in both science and art at Arcadia University, and graduate work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Abbey was born and raised in New Jersey. Her larger works are represented by Gleason Fine Art (Boothbay Harbor, ME). In addition to working in her studio in Philadelphia, Abbey teaches Painting Workshops and offers one-on-one Private Painting Mentoring online instruction.

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