Eoghan Ryan is a self-taught artist living in Blessington, County Wicklow. Much of his inspiration is derived from his engagement in the nature and the outdoors, including hiking, canoeing, falconry and gardening and results in nature and landscape painting, wildlife art, falconry art, portraits and figurative art. While he occasionally engages in ‘en plein air’ painting, most of his works are generally created from multiple sources and references, pulled together to compose striking visual compositions. Eoghan has a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art (and Geography) and Masters Degrees in Planning and Urban Design. While studying History of Art, he was not simply interested in the subject matter and historical context but was particularly drawn up close to the canvas to explore the various techniques that artists used to convey their subject matter. He developed his art through seeing and observing. Eoghan later attended evening sessions at the National College of Art and Design, where he undertook painting the Human Figure. He has a particular interest in the design of towns and cities – seeking ways to improve the aesthetics of urban form and streetscape design. Eoghan’s preferred medium is oil on canvas or board and a number of his most popular works are available in high quality limited edition giclee prints. He has presented his work in Ireland and in Belgium and his work has found its way to Scotland, England, Belgium, France, Australia and America. He is a member of An Cruthu – the West Wicklow Arts Group, which exhibits its work at Russborough House, Blessington, County Wicklow.