Born into a family where his mother was playing guitar and singing...... With this inspiration and encouragement, Being creative was the only thing Ryan ever knew how to do, and as far as he knew, what life was all about. For the first ten years of his life, Ryan became consumed with his pencil drawings along with his older brother of 4 years. Constantly being challenged and bombarded with ideas, Ryan would vie for attention by developing his own style and touch to his pencil pictures by creating illustrations of all aspects of life. Ryan always gave his imagination and personal touch to every piece he created. (a reoccuring theme that resurfaced later in his paintings).
Growing up in Los Angeles untill the 3rd grade, Ryans atmosphere was intense, fun, crazy and always exciting. Swiming in the pool and drawing was all he knew and along with This California up-bringing played a role eventually in Ryan choosing to take on such a daring, almost impossible feat of being a sucessful working artist After a decade lost to surfing, high school, 3 different majors in college and Upon much thought and contemplation, Ryans decision to be a career painter was based upon several factors in his life which all played a major role and had equal influence in his decision...Recognizing the signs of the times, Ryan recognized the endles possibilities of reproducing the original image and selling it over and over, so from day 1, he would always pick new exciting topics to paint and try and make them universally recognizable and loved! .. it would be a Art studio major. . A successful working artist that gets paid to do what he loves to do is the life long challenge Ryan accepted! #4....Being born and raised in a worldclass tourist destination only enhances an art thats from here seems to make perfect sense and Ryan is set out to prove this!