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. Throughout his
body of work, we can see a heavy influence of Australian landscape and culture.
Ryans technique also shows the refinement and control of the European
a degree in three-dimensional design, from the University of Newcastle in the
UK, Ryans 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 after several years in Melbourne now resides in
Ryan is a contemporary impressionist artist who 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.
the past eleven years Ryan has been exhibiting work in Melbourne. He is also a
commission artist who has done works for various companies, as well as numerous
bars, cafes and private collectors.
believe a painting should not be placed on a wall to fill a space, but to
inspire the onlooker, to evoke thought and feeling, tell a story and record
times gone by.
Exhibiting Soho Galleries & Chifley Foyers Sydney 2016 Visual : ART by RYAN DAVIS