David Ryden...a painter who wields oil with a palette knife 


You will find yourself smiling as soon as you see David's impressionist paintings. He is an abstract expressionist who is mainly interested in surface and prefers to work on large canvases painting fast with generous strokes. David's paintings are simple, direct, colorful, sometimes playful, and always inspiring.

David explains, “I’m self-taught. I like the freedom to try anything. My paintings are infused with texture and depth. I use an 8 inch palette knife and just go at it.”

In 2018, David sold his 1,000th painting. All paintings are original, he does not sell prints.

David focuses mostly on wildlife but he enjoys the challenge of any subject when creating his phenomenal art.    


​David Ryden paints in Savannah, Georgia. His daughter, Kristin, who lives in the Denver area, is David's Art Broker. She is available to assist with the sale of David’s paintings as well as commission artwork.  


Throughout the past couple of years, many of David's paintings were sold at CODA Studio Denver which was located in Cherry Creek North until it lost its lease in January 2022. 


David’s next exciting collaboration will be with The Broadmoor Galleries. The historic and luxurious Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is one of the most celebrated hotels in the world. The Broadmoor Galleries have asked David to participate with other artists in the Broadmoor Art Experience on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 10am - 4pm. Please come to see David create new paintings, ask questions, and inquire about acquisitions.

If you're in Colorado and would like to view Ryden's art, Kristin has an inventory of paintings. If you're in Savannah, David also has an inventory of paintings.


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