Paul Ryan is a British artist based in London. Drawing is Ryan's main medium and he

 has made sketchbooks the centre of his art practice, highlighting their unfinished and portable qualities.


Ryan has been a prizewinner of the Jerwood drawing prize.  He has participated in numerous exhibitions and his drawings are included in the collections of the Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Ryan loves Scandinavia and in the late 1990s, he was awarded a grant from Stifelsen 3,14 in Bergen, Norway.  He made repeat visits to Bergen, drawing and painting the beautiful landscape of this pretty coastal town.