Saturday, October 9, 2010

J.Austin Ryan

Featured Artist

Marnie Vollenhals is an artist local to Fort Worth whom I discovered browsing through Etsy.  She is a mommy of three boys and a lot of her inspired work comes from them it seems.  She named her work after her boys, J.Austin Ryan, and a great deal of her work is beautifully whimsical with a child's vision of nature.  I have been wanting to feature her for quite a while now, and she recently produced a couple of very sweet harvest themed pieces which gives me the perfect impetus:
Patch of Pumpkins

Bianca the Black Cat
   I would be remiss if I failed to include a few more of my non-autumn favorites:
Mister Owl
Mister Wolf is Harry

Midnight Tracks

Red Red Fox

Yellow Paper Airplanes
Her work is absolutely delightful, and I am tempted to get something for my shorter, age-impaired relatives.

J. Austin Ryan's:
Etsy Shop

All images reproduced with permission from the artist.  


Louise said...

Oh, thank you so much for posting this! I love seeing Etsy artists! She has such an old-timey happy quality about her work.

kristy eléna said...

i love these! her style is gorgeous and i'm loving all the animals she does. great find and thank you for sharing!

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Meghan McNally said...

Aren't they darling?! The pieces are bright, simple and pretty much enchanting.

The militant working boy said...

I adore the first one and "Midnight Tracks". They certainly are enchanting.

Meghan McNally said...

I think the Fox is my favorite...