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New American Masters – Ryan Neil

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Before reading on, go outside and check your collection. Turn on a light if it is dark – one year from today marks the opening of the Glass Artisans Portland Bonsai Exhibition. If you are at all curious to participate in the event, check to see which of your trees look great today, and then imagine how much better it will look with a whole year of preparation of exhibitions. Once you have selected the trees, mark a date on the calendar for photography as photos of all inputs are required. If one or more of these trees are deciduous, choose a date in winter so the tree can be seen from the sheet.

had the craftsmen Cup in mind while walking through New American Masters, exposure to the work of Michael Neil Ryan Hagedorn and Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection of Weyerhaeuser. Below is a brief biography of Neil exposure and some of the trees displayed is presented.

Neil Ryan’s career in bonsai began long before he made a commitment to a life with small trees. Born and raised in Colorado, Ryan spent his youth amid the great variety of trees tortured and stunted that give the Rockies their splendid character. Ryan discovered bonsai, while in high school, and his initial interest soon turned into a passion that led him to California, where he earned a degree in horticulture Cal Poly form. It was while in California Mr. Ben Oki, which proved to be the catalyst for the organization of learning Japan with world-renowned bonsai master Masahiko Kimura Mr. Ryan met.

Six years after entering the skin of a bonsai apprentice, Ryan is now a bonsai professional excellence in pursuing their art in the United States and abroad. His travels have taken him as far as Europe and Asia, but its dominant interest and ambitious efforts remain with the development of bonsai in the United States.

The Western world has not yet reached its full potential in the art of bonsai. Through the coordinated efforts of respected professionals, dedicated fans, and groups and related organizations, Ryan expects to achieve a bonsai community capable of self-sufficiency. Only then, he believes, it is Western bonsai presented as pairs with the East, and skillfully represent our own culture and amazing species of native trees.

Rocky Mountain Juniper - 2 years in training

Rocky Mountain Juniper – 2 years of training

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