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Juli Cady Ryan was born in La Porte, IN and after attending Indiana University for three years, she then moved to Cincinnati with her husband to raise their family. She is a self-taught artist and she works exclusively in acrylics. Her love of painting began as a hobby in 2004, but then she fell in love with it. Once she was able to sell her art on Ebay, painting became her career. Her paintings have always been bright and hopeful, but they took on a new direction after her daughter’s struggle with mental illness and then later her two sons’ struggles. She then decided she wanted to share her family’s journey of pain, hope and recovery. Juli wanted to make mental illness a subject that could be talked about, not stigmatized, so people suffering wouldn’t be afraid to reach out for help.

​Juli’s art has been in several galleries, the latest a solo exhibition in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, NM. She was also interviewed by their local radio staion, KRSN. Juli is an author and illustrator of two books, one a children’s bedtime story, The Sleep Fairy and Her Magic Sheep, the other book, Wounds of Wisdom, shares her family’s struggle with mental illness through her paintings and poetry. Both can be found on

Today, Juli lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband, Sean and her two black cat, Lordie and Francis and two black dogs, Oscar and Edgar. Her children are all grown and also live in Cincinnati. Juli hopes to continue painting and sharing her family’s story to be a voice for mental illness.


  • Joined: January 2010


Thank You!

I just want to say a big thank you to all my wonderful friends here on Red Bubble for being so supportive of my art! I don’t always have the time to respond to your great comments and I feel bad about that. I do appreciate you and just know I do read the comments and they mean a lot to me:) XX
Posted about 7 years – 1 comments


Hi! My son is doing his senior project on graffiti art. He is looking for several graffiti artists to interview via email or phone. If you know of anyone, please contact me! / Thanks!
Posted about 8 years – Leave a comment

My New Children's book

After many long hours of hard work, my labor of love is finally complete! My first children’s book, +The Sleep Fairy and Her Magic Sheep, and is now available on under Juli Cady Ryan. / My book on Blurb
Posted over 8 years – 11 comments
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