Ryan Vai (b. 1987) is a self taught Artist and devoted student of Nature. Currently residing in Rehoboth Beach, DE, she is a contemporary realism painter and fine art teacher. Her formative years were spent in bucolic Chadds Ford, PA, where the Artist spent much of her youth exploring Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and the Brandywine Valley. Places where rustic American splendor and opulent European design collide. Here, she developed a true appreciation for the works of Andrew Wyeth, George Frolic Weymouth, and other local legends. The aesthetics of her early years are continuously revealed through her process, subjects, and materials. Other important themes found in her work include sacred geometry, Mythology, and Esotericism. Ryan has shown in several group exhibitions, and recently published her first coloring book (Avant Gardens, A Surreal Coloring Book).