Ryanne Phillips was born in North Orange County, California.
Works and studies in Orange County
Ryanne Phillips has always been interested in art since a very young age. Her interest in drawing and painting figures lead her down the path of representational figure drawing and painting at Laguna College of Art +Design(LCAD). She studied under and with skilled instructors and peers at LCAD. Ryanne graduated from LCAD with Magnum Cum Laude.
Ryanne's style is greatly influenced by artists Mucha, John Singer Sargent, and Giovanni Boldini. Because of their compositions, technique, color palette, rendering of the figure, utilization of negative space, and subject matter.
Her body of work is about the human condition from the female point of view. She is very interested in books and podcasts on subjects from history, mythology, art history, psychology, and feminism. Her research and passion for these subjects fuel the inspiration for her images. Ryanne's large figure drawings are often highly rendered with high contrast that leads the viewer's eye to the portrait. Her portraits depict emotions and themes that make a human connection to her audience.