Richlin Burnett Ryan


Richlin Ryan was born in Guyana, South America and after immigrating to the US at 9 years old grew up in Brooklyn. She received her training at New York City’s School of Visual Arts and Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. In 1991 she married artist, Weldon Ryan, and started a family. With her husband started Rich and Well graphics, Inc. Later she worked as the Art Director of IDD Magazine for Thompson Financial, NYC. In 2004 she moved to Palm Coast Florida with her family and continued working as a graphic designer. She created Greenup Magazine, Voice Youth Magazine for the Florida Endowment Foundation, and was the creative art director for OVT magazine. In 2016 Richlin and Weldon Ryan opened Calypso Fine Art Gallery. Presently she is a full-time artist and curated art exhibitions for Bethune-Cookman University Performing Arts Center and Visual Gallery; and the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Gallery. Her paintings are rich assemblages of layered forms, vibrant colors, expressions and gestures. They have been exhibited widely at galleries and institutions in Chicago, Florida, and Washington DC.

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