Brian Ryder moved to Wells in Norfolk in 1987, following a career in architecture in London, to draw and paint whilst still working in Norwich, including the Castle Mall and BUPA hospital.
Brian turned professional in 1993 when he took the opportunity to pursue a life in painting.
Demands for his teaching skills and requests for his images of the landscape grew and he has now been painting and teaching in Norfolk for over 20 years. Brian is constantly painting either in his studio or around the coast and countryside in Norfolk. Most of his work can be seen at his home studio (by arrangement) or in the online gallery.
Brian Ryder lives and paints in North Norfolk, England. He paints in oils, watercolour and mixed media. His work is in many collections internationally both private and public. Brian is the chairman of the Wells Art Group.
As well as Brian's successful books, Brian teaches his painting techniques around the world and contributes regularly to "Leisure Painter" magazine.
Brian teaches and paints in all media, but all normally landscape based, from abstracts to more traditional watercolours. He has exhibited in many galleries in East Anglia, The Cotswolds and London where he held a one man show of abstract landscapes in 2002.
This year he has taken a time out, teaching less but painting more, but continues to offer demonstrations and painting workshops. Demonstrations and workshops are held from the London area as far as Yorkshire and beyond. Diary for 2008 now full, with bookings coming in for 2009.
Brian also writes for the Leisure Painter magazine who will include further articles by Brian this year and others, still in the pipeline. Brian's work can be seen in many galleries in East Anglia and in the online gallery .
Brian's paintings are in public collections in the US and Europe and many private collections in Great Britain.
There are too many to mention but are and have included:
* Cambridge Contemporary Art.
* Llewellyn Alexander Gallery. London.
* Church Gallery. London.
* The Hunter Gallery. Suffolk.
* Thompsons Gallery. Aldburgh.
* Broadway Modern. Cotswolds.
* Ringstead Gallery. The Neptune, Holkham and Stockers gallery Norfolk.
* Picturecraft gallery in Norfolk.
* Gallery next the sea Wells
* Grolla D'Oro, Venice. Malta. Spain. France and the U.S.A.
For teaching availability contact www.westnorfolkarts.co.uk
For paintings contact www.picturecraftgallery.com