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The ZAAP Gallery in Downtown Zanesville has announced the first Artist of the Month for the New Year.
Artist Janet Ryan of Zanesville has a knack for painting with oil as her medium. Artist Gary Graham says she has developed a rather unique process in applying brush strokes to her paintings.
"Her work is heavy, light, a lot of swirls, movement in the application which gives it a unique look and a unique feel to each one of her subjects, " says Graham.
Graham says Ryan is big on painting scenes of nature, including still-lifes, floral, as well as wildlife.
"When you take those combinations and you start pulling it all together, you start to see things in her paintings that normally you don't see in regular oil paintings."
If you would like to see some of Ryan's work, Friday evening will be January's First Friday event at the ZAAP gallery in downtown from 6pm until 9pm.