Pop-up window exhibit: Richlin Burnett-Ryan Palm Coast artist, Richlin Burnett-Ryan, will showcase colorful and bold mixed media paintings from her "Mother & Child" series in Ormond Memorial Art Museum's pop-up window exhibit June 29-August 2, 2021 located at 9 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. Richlin Burnett-Ryan's current art series portrays mothers with their children and is influenced by personal experiences and sympathy and concern over children separated from their parents. "As a mother of three amazing children I know how integral the ability to feel sympathy and concern for the sufferings of others is. After seeing children separated from their parents, I wanted to create a series of work focusing on compassion starting with the mother and child imagery. The loving bond between mother and child is cemented before birth and endures long after death." The artist experienced separation from her own family when she was only a year and a half old. She and her five siblings were left with relatives in Guyana, South America when her parents left to establish a better life for the family in America. The five paintings on display, "Mother and Child I-IV" and "Comb", are mixed media on canvas and board. They each contain vivid colors and explore social consciousness to give the viewer hope and evoke compassion for the subject. These works create translucent color interactions, texture, and dramatic contrast through the color play of tissue paper with acrylic paints and inks. The artist's dream is to encourage joy and freedom, and her ultimate goal is to "push the boundaries and investigate the possibilities of what could be. Discovering new possibilities is (her) favorite part of creating art."