Ryan Kennelly was born on a farm in Ohio where he spent most of his time wandering 80 acres of woods, throwing sticks in a river, and watching fireflies rise from the lawn on hot summer nights. His curiosity of natural material, mixed with reverence of nature itself, is evident in his paintings. In his most recent series, Ryan is working with mixed media to create what he calls "screen paintings". The technique uses window screening suspended over the painting surface, creating a "3D" effect and heightening the depth of field.