Born in England in 1972, Ryan and his
family came to Australia on an ocean liner called “The Australia” on a family
ticket costing 26 pounds. He later returned to England where he
obtained a degree in three-dimensional
design, from the University of Newcastle in the north of England. Ryan’s painting
technique was further developed whilst traveling throughout Europe and studying
the works of such artists as Monet, Constable and Dali. Ryan has now returned
to Australia and calls Melbourne home.
Ryan calls upon complex techniques to create works of art
arresting in realism and engaging in visual and narrative wit. He recognises
the power of realism and uses his training in three-dimensional design to great
effect, whilst still calling upon traditional techniques so to lay the
intricate patterns that he uses (without the use of stencils), and with an
interest in visual concepts and conceits to express his narratives.
For the past eight years Ryan has been exhibiting work in Sydney
and Melbourne. He is also a commission artist who has done works for various
companies, as well as numerous bars, cafes and private collectors.