Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hera Gallery's Newest Intern

Hello everyone! My name is Ryan O'Hara and I am the Hera Gallery's newest intern. I look forward to meeting many of you as I work at the gallery through out the fall! So, let me tell you a bit about myself...

Myself at the Atlantic-10 Rowing
Championship 2010
I am a 5th year Art History student at URI. The past four years I spent on the URI women's rowing team. This experience was one of the best I could ever ask for. I loved the feeling of being a part of something great and contributing to a program that just keeps growing. The team has had a lot of success and will continue to do so. Although I still spend time with the team, now teaching new girls how to row, it is time for a new chapter in my life so I am transitioning from athletics to the art world!

One of my drawings from high school
Creating art is something I have always loved. Whether I was a little girl with my crayons, in my high school’s drawing classes, or taking studio class at URI it’s something that I will never stop doing. Sketching has always been my favorite, I love drawing people and capturing a person’s unique facial expressions. Everyone is just so different it never gets boring! Recently I have been getting more into painting - experimenting with color. I tend to keep my art as a hobby, so I go through phases of being really intense or taking my time with pieces. Some of my favorite artists would include John Martin, Edgar Degas, and Paul Signac.

I am very enthusiastic about being apart of the Hera gallery and look forward to meeting many of you!

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