Landscape in oil by Scottish Contemporary artist Maryann Ryves
An Honours graduate in printed textile design from Manchester in 1985, Maryann Ryves was awarded a travel bursary from the Royal Society of Arts and exhibited her textile designs throughout the U.K. the following year.
She worked as a freelance textile designer exhibiting in Paris, Frankfurt and New York and selling to companies such as Sanderson, Next Interiors, Coloroll, Textra, Dovedale, Blydenstein-Willink in the Netherlands and Charles Sammelson in the U.S.A. She also worked on site in the design studio for John Lewis on a regular basis.
She was commissioned to design a collection of rugs which were exhibited at Liberty’s, London.
Maryann Ryves turned her attention to painting with a shared exhibition of watercolours in Fulham, London. She had paintings permanently on display at the Francis Iles Gallery in Rochester and has exhibited in the Stable Gallery, Clapham, the Chelsea Open Exhibition and was short-listed for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition in 1990.
She exhibited at Pembroke Lodge , Richmond park, Surrey in June 2000.
Since moving to Scotland she has shown work at Pittenweem Arts Festival, The Birnam Institute and had solo shows at the Locus Centre, Aberfeldy.
She now exhibits regularly at Galleries throughout Scotland