Karen R. Ryder

My work mostly represents my life on Cape Cod, MA. I choose subject matter that makes me happy – anything from the Cape’s beautiful beaches, villages and gardens to the people and things that I find visually appealing.

I like to work from life – painting quickly – using loose strokes to build texture and color with paint. I enjoy painting out in the fresh air, to be part of the environment I’m working to capture.

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New Year’s Walk at Dowses

Oil on panel

Framed, black w/gold inline – 15 -3/4 x 19-3/4

Unframed – 12 x 16


Osterville Historical Museum
155 West Bay Road
Osterville, MA 02655


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