Stephanie Ryan is a watercolour artist living in Whitehorse, Yukon. Originally from Sydenham, Ontario, Stephanie first travelled west in 1994 as a tree planter in Northern BC. She completed her B.A. in Environmental & Natural Resource Studies at Trent University, and ventured further north to the Yukon in 1997. She has worked as a landscaper and garden designer, and more recently as a backcountry patroller on the Chilkoot Trail. The wild rivers and mountainsides are inspiring for her art and spirit. Her winters are spent painting in her studio and skiing in the local mountains. Her paintings each feature a bit of the sense of awe she feels when she is in the mountains, on some great river, or in a beautiful backyard garden.
Stephanie’s work has been commissioned by various groups, including Yukon Brewing, Coast Mountain Sports, Yukon Tourism and the City of Whitehorse. Her work has also been featured with international publications in Germany, United Kingdom, Japan and the United States. Stephanie has also had a painting chosen for the Yukon Government Permanent Art Collection and was recently featured in an exhibition at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. She exhibits at the North End Gallery (Whitehorse), Forty Mile Gold Gallery (Dawson City), and Alaska Artworks (Skagway). She has a website that shares ‘works in progress’ as well as paintings and prints available for purchase.