*Nichelle Ryan *is a multimedia visual artist. She is a painter, photographer, illustrator, printmaker and sculptor. She was born in the British Caribbean and grew up in the bronx where she discovered her passion for art. Nichelle creates her art for therapy, self expression and spiritual awakening. Her work has been exhibited in several gallery shows around New York City, Baltimore and Philadelphia and has worked as a professional photographer for numerous publications. She has been a teaching artist for 8 years now and has taught art to all ages ranging from kindergarten to high school.