Ryan’s ‘Painting a Day’ Project Featured in Oprah’s Magazine

By Purnell T. Cropper | January 25, 2011

Abbey Ryan, a 2003 graduate of Arcadia and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design, is featured in the February issue of O, The Oprah Magazine in an article headlined “The Daily Show: On Abbey Ryan’s to-do-list: walk the dog, fold the laundry, create a gorgeous still life from scratch.”

“Since 2007 Abbey Ryan has painted a still life in oils every day, auctioning many on eBay and posting each at abbeyryan.com. ‘I think my interest in ritual comes from playing basketball for so many years,’ says the Philadelphia-based artist. ‘Being an athlete is all about practice and dedication.’ Her main subject is food: raspberries, sushi, garlic cloves, powdered doughnuts, asparagus. … ‘I’m drawn to flaws,’ Ryan says. ‘I’ll pick the bell pepper that leans awkwardly to the side.’”