Rhonda Kyrias

“I’m always looking for ways to bring quality and depth to my work. This is what keeps me excited about being an artist. I love the challenge of doing my very best in every moment … being present … connected and passionate during the creative process.”
Rhonda Kyrias studied the early Dutch and Italian Master’s approach to oil painting from age seven to nine from William Raymond Yelland … a California painter with roots in London’s Royal Academy of Art. She received her BA in Art History from the University of California, Irvine, and also studied with Anthony Ryder in Santa Fe.
Her subject matter is usually quiet and contemplative prompting a compulsion to pluck a pear or causing the viewer to peer more closely at the simple and ordinary things in our daily lives that we might otherwise overlook.
Ms. Kyrias has shown her work at the Laguna Museum of Art, the Haggin Museum of Art, the Vorpal Gallery in Laguna Beach, and the University of California, Irvine Fine Arts Gallery. Her work is on permanent display at The Healdsburg Center For The Arts in Healdsburg, California.
She is Director and Founder of Atelier Grisaille, a classical drawing and oil painting atelier blending old world technique and values with contemporary points of view. She teaches classical drawing and painting at the Healdsburg Center For The Arts, and maintains an art studio in Santa Rosa, California.