Ryan Jolley was born and raised in Victor, Montana, a 7th-generation native of the Bitterroot Valley. His family arrived by way of the Oregon Trail to the Stevensville area in 1866. Ryan grew up on the family homestead on the beautiful river bottom. He enjoyed sports and academics, graduating valedictorian from Victor High School in 2002. In 2007, he married his sweetheart, Amanda, and their family quickly grew to include their five rambunctious kids on their small farm in Corvallis.
Diligently serving his community for the past 20+ years owning and operating his own small business, Purity Cleaning, has been his full-time occupation. However, Ryan has always loved making time for bowhunting, skiing with his family, coaching Little League, or taking a fishing trip to the Big Hole. His great-grandmother and mother (also local artists) encouraged him to paint, and he is grateful for their creative legacy.
Long winter evenings can find him at his easel while his wife reads aloud a good book to the family.
He feels his deep roots and connection to the Bitterroot give him inspiration and zeal to attempt to reflect the wonder of the everyday around us and the joy of living in one of the best places on Earth.
Several years ago, Ryan and his team crafted a mission statement for Purity Cleaning as follows: “To Create Beauty And Well-being In The Community We Love.” Ryan is grateful to now have more opportunities to live out this mission through his artwork as well as his cleaning business.
Ryan is a member of the Legends West Art Show, the Montana Professional Artists Association, Artists Along the Bitterroot, and the Bitterroot Arts Guild. His work was also featured in Frame of Mind’s juried Art Expo, 2023.