Catherine Ryan's work is like a breath of fresh air.
What inspires your work?
Movies, TV, other artists' work.
Who fascinates you?
I don't know if there is a specific person.
I'm probably most fascinated by people that I can't relate to.
Currently reading/ watching anything?
I just started reading Dubliners again and I watch a lot of Netflix-on-demand.
Why did you become an artist?
I've been making art since I was very young, so I think I just always assumed that I would be an artist.
And it's fun, most of the time.
If you could draw/ paint like one artist who would it be?
Even though there are many artists that I admire, I don't think I would want to draw or paint like anyone but myself.
Are there any contemporary artists you identify with?
There are a lot of artists whose work I really relate to right now.
Two that stand out for me are Robyn O'Neil and James Benjamin Franklin.
Do your past experiences affect the work you are creating today?
I would guess that my work is most affected by things that I experienced as a child.
But I'm not exactly sure how.