RYLAND, Christopher

1951 - ?

Christopher Ryland

As Henry Christopher L. Ryland, he was born at Eastbourne, Sussex on 2 February 1951, son of Henry Peter Ryland (1911-1993) and his wife Betty M. née Larom, who married at Westminster, London in 1949. Christopher studied at the University of London and Goldsmith's College School of Art 1968-1972 and married at Lewisham, London in 1966, Pamela D. Newell. A member of 395 Association, a group of community artists in S.E. London 1973-1975, and an associate lecturer in art and design at Southwark Adult Education 1981-1993. Since the early 1980s he has specialised in botanical painting and in 1995 elected a member The Society of Botanical Artists. Christopher has had several solo exhibitions in London and East Anglia including at the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich and the Wildlife Art Gallery in Lavenham. His paintings have been featured in many publications, winning awards including the President's Award at the annual exhibition of the Society of British Artists at Westminster in 2001 and the St Cuthbert's Mill Award in 2007. A painter and printmaker and lecturer in Art and Design he currently lives at 35 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk Christopher from where he also teaches a variety of art courses which include drawing, flower painting, creative watercolour, line & wash, and landscape, using pastels and other media. He exhibited at the 'Visions of Sudbury' show at St Peter's church, Sudbury in 2007 'The Valley Walk', in 2009 a watercolour 'Flowers and Simon's Gateway' and in 2013 a watercolour 'Valley Walk in Winter'. www.christopherryland.co.uk




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