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Ryan Lynch

  • 59 Golden Hinde Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94903, USA

About The Artist

Artist Statement

Ryan Lynch is a multidisciplinary artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Combining her passion for storytelling and painting, she aims to create cinematic and emotional abstract art that explores unseen worlds of the human experience: our emotional landscape, the subconscious, and everyday magic.

Ryan’s work often features vibrant palettes and geometric designs, drawing inspiration from life underwater, space nebula, live music, sacred geometry, abstract expressionists, and the mise en scene of films. While painting, she channels momentary emotions and explores the interconnectedness she’s experienced through shared cathartic experiences, meditation, and altered states. Flow states serve as her joyful realm of discovery and release.



Ryan Lynch is a former Development and Story Manager of Pixar Animation Studios, where she contributed to Academy Award-winning films such as Brave, Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Toy Story. She’s written screenplays and produced numerous films, shorts, and an award-winning web series called SanFranLand, which can be seen on Amazon. She’s also been an art director for film, live events, and public art. She was the art director on Airpusher’s Steampunk Airship, which has attended Burning Man for the last ten years (and a Warriors parade!). However, after all those years in the film industry, she’s excited to return to painting full-time and has just finished building a beautiful new studio space to expand her practice.

Ryan Lynch received an MFA in Film Directing/Animation from the Academy of Art University and a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Denver, where she studied painting and art history. She also holds a BA in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her upbringing amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains fueled her creativity, manifesting a lifelong love for art, storytelling, the environment, and exploration. She lives with her family and their fluffy pomsky Disco in Mill Valley, CA, amongst the redwoods. Her daughters, aged 4 and 6, bring joy and inspiration to her daily artistic journey.

Lynch is a member of the art collectives, Creatives By the Bay, and Artists of Mt. Tam. She studied under Nicholas Wilton, Terri Frolich, and others in the Creative Visionary Program. Her work is held in collections internationally.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media

Group Studio Details

Creatives By The Bay Shared Studio | 59 Golden Hinde Blvd. San Rafael

May 4th & 5th. |  FIRST WEEKEND ONLY

Six members of the Creatives by the Bay couldn’t be more excited to exhibit together in one place during Marin Open Studios. From atmospheric to abstract, painterly to contemporary, this diverse collection offers a glimpse of our individual inspirations and journeys. The work ranges in size from very large canvases (6’ plus) to smaller works on paper and birch panels framed and ready to hang. Come find the perfect Mother’s Day gift!


Ryan Lynch Fine Art Studio  |  740 Edgewood Ave. Mill Valley

May 11th & 12th  |  SECOND WEEKEND ONLY 

My own studio will be open! Go on a hike and come by for a visit!

Studio Information

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Creatives By The Bay Shared Studio

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M.F.A. (Master of Fine Art) Animation/Film Directing; Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA 2008


B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Art) Fine Art/Painting; University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO; 2003

B.A. (Bachelor of Art) Environmental Biology; University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO; 2001


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