Meet the artist: Name: Rylie Webb

Current Hometown: Minot

Where can we see your work?

At Minot High School and at the seasonal art shows in Minot.

Do you have work for sale?

No. Most of the work I do is for a school assignment, personal practice, or for gifts.

In what media do you work?

Ballpoint pen, pencil, colored pencil, and oil pastel.

How would you describe your style?

My art teachers have encouraged us to try out a variety of styles in class, but I usually work in abstract realism.

Who would you say have been influences on your work?

My past and present high school art teachers: Micki Borkhuis, Joan Hansen, and Mike Stein. All three of them have helped me progress and grow as an artist over the last couple of years.

Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?

Mostly flowers and marine life.

What do you most enjoy about the creative process?

I love to watch how the piece progresses as I put more time into it. It gives me the feeling of personal accomplishment and improvement.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I have grown up in Minot and I am going to be a senior at Minot High this upcoming school year. At Minot High, I am involved in sports, Student Council, and National Honor Society. I have been very involved in the North Dakota swimming community for the past 12 years of my life. I am a captain for the Majettes Swim and Dive team for the season this fall. When I’m not swimming for the high school, I compete for the Minot Swim Club and serve as the Senior Athlete Representative on the board for the North Dakota Local Swimming Committee. In my spare time along with working on art projects, I thoroughly enjoy playing the ukulele. I am even part of a ukulele band with my cousins.

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