Ryanne Phillips, a junior at Laguna College of Art+Design, was awarded a Fine Arts Scholarship from The Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation for Fall 2019. Ryanne is majoring in Fine Arts. She lives in Brea, California.
Her professional goal is to become a studio artist who also conducts workshops open to a community of people who want to learn how to paint in a classical style.
In her student statement she wrote:
The last few years I have gone to museums in Southern California and abroad to study the great masters I have always admired. Going to the museums have given me a chance to study their technique, use of lighting, composition, values in their choice of media. I have found myself just yearning to talk and learn about art all the time. My time at LCAD has been too short and I believe that I have barely scratched the surface of understanding art.
While studying at LCAD I have grown so much as an artist, but I feel like there is more to learn. I have been conducting interviews with current practicing studio artist, some who have made a career as a studio artist who conducts workshops. Some of these artist are professors at my school and some are from outside of school. I want to learn what made them successful as a studio artist, while people who are not involved in the art world have told me otherwise. At one of my previous jobs I noticed that my understanding of art improved talking and teaching people about art, whether it be how to draw, control paint, or how to set up a painting. Being a studio artist is something that I have always dreamed about, and being will give me the ability to continue improving as an artist. have been thinking a lot about my future and there is a lot I would like to do. But one constant activity that I want to do in my lifetime is to paint and become the best artist that I can be, by continuing to learn and to teach.