Living in Wasaga Beach Ontario, the young artist has built a name for himself from his unique style of painting. At just nine years of age, Ryan found his passion for creating oil paintings. By 20 years of age, Ryan’s work has been showcased in galleries and exhibitions. Ryan graduated with Honours from the School of Design and Visual Arts at Georgian College in the Advanced Fine Arts program in June 2016.
Ryan’s love of nature inspires him to paint wilderness scenes while hiking, camping and kayaking around the great lakes and other scenic areas South Western Ontario. He utilizes dynamic, impasto brushwork and layered complimentary colours to convey emotions, feelings and thoughts while on site. Ryan particularly enjoys painting ‘en plein air’ and painting in large scale. Famous artists who inspire Ryan are Tom Thomson, Claude Monet and Anselm Kiefer.
Ryan’s works are collected by private, corporate and public collectors nationally and internationally. His works were selected from a group of artists from around the world to exhibit in Elminia University Public Gallery, Cairo, Egypt and in Ulster University Public Gallery, Belfast, Ireland.