Jason, charcoal, 51 x 38 cm
Cross Country
Cross Country, egg tempera, 83.5 x 66 cm
Winter Coat
Winter Coat, egg tempera, 83 x 61 cm
Afterthought, egg tempera, 93 x 61 cm
Sanctuary, Oil, 46 x 61 cm
West of Eden
West of Eden, egg tempera, 60.5 x 91 cm
Killua Castle
Killua Castle, Oil on Lnen, 60.5 x 91 cm
Asymmetric, egg tempera, 60.5 x 91 cm
Shadow, charcoal and sanguine on toned handmade paper, 50 x 35 cm
Man With a Felt Hat
Man With a Felt Hat, Oil on Aluminium Panel, na
Mild December
Mild December, egg tempera, 32 x 61 cm
Field Day
Field Day, oil, 60.5 x 95 cm
Back Through the Marram
Back Through the Marram, egg tempera on true gesso panel, 31 x 60 cm
Maguire's October
Maguire's October, egg tempera, 61 x 86 cm
Antipode, charcoal and sanguine, 47 x 35 cm
Cord Necklace
Cord Necklace, charcoal and sanguine, 50 x 40 cm
Feather Light
Feather Light, egg tempera, 61 x 122 cm
Port and Starboard
Port and Starboard, Oil, 65 x 90 cm
Old Carboniferous
Old Carboniferous, egg tempera, 36 x 61 cm
Towards the Blaskets
Towards the Blaskets, Oil, 20 x 50 cm
Light Reading
Light Reading, Charcoal, 50 x 39 cm
Michele, Charcoal, 58 x 42 cm
Harold, egg tempera, 46 x 61 cm
House Sparrow
House Sparrow, acrylic, 68 x 91 cm
Etra Room
Etra Room, acrylic, 76 x 102 cm
Terminus, acrylic, 61 x 91 cm
The Corkman
The Corkman, oil, 46 x 34 cm
Entwined, oil, 122 x 69 cm
Prologue, oil, 91 x 61 cm
Inbar (Amber)
Inbar (Amber), charcoal, 41.5 x 32.5 cm
Long Afternoon
Long Afternoon, egg tempera, 45.4 x 82 cm
Meeting Point
Meeting Point, acrylic, 61 x 91 cm
Moon Gate
Moon Gate, oil, 77 x 75 cm
Watchers, oil, 61 x 91 cm
Fourteen, acrylic, 100 x 80 cm
Light In Her Eye
Light In Her Eye, egg tempera, 39.4 x 45.4 cm
Islanders, egg tempera, 61 x 113 cm
Rite of Passage
Rite of Passage, oil, 70 x 100 cm
Bend In the Road
Bend In the Road, oil on linen, 61 x 91 cm
Umberto, charcoal, 50 x 38 cm
Dreadbeat, oil, 56 x 42 cm
Reflection, Oil on panel, 102 x 76 cm
Liminal, Oil on panel, 91 x 61 cm
Dreadlocks, Oil on panel, 91 x 61 cm
Benediction, Oil on panel, 76 x 122 cm
Shelduck, Oil on panel, 61 x 91 cm
Lightkeeper, Acrylic on linen, 61 x 91 cm
Hot and Cold
Hot and Cold, Oil on panel, 61 x 105.4 cm
Approaching Rain
Approaching Rain, Oil on linen, 76 x 122 cm
Sudden Breeze
Sudden Breeze, Oil on canvas, 76 x 102 cm
Island Requiem
Island Requiem, Egg Tempera, 61 x 91 cm
Passing Rooks
Passing Rooks, Egg Tempera, 59.7 x 122 cm
Tidepool, Egg Tempera, 66 x 122 cm

Fergus Ryan, Dublin, Irish Artist

Before taking up painting full-time Fergus Andrew Ryan was an Aer Lingus pilot on long-haul routes (707s/747s) including North America, the Caribbean, West Africa, the Middle East and Europe, from 1966 until 1994. This afforded not only opportunity for drawing, but access to a wide range of art institutions, museums and art literature resources, as well as opportunity to participate in art programmes overseas.

After early retirement Fergus Ryan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in theology and biblical studies, which added to an appreciation of the development of art, philosophy, and the ideas that contributed to the development of Western civilisation. Fergus Ryan's principal influences have included 19C landscape British and French painters, and, especially, the 20C American realist painter Andrew Wyeth. The artist spent the summer of 2013 in a masterclass in Italy with the noted Israeli painter Israel Hershberg, following the Italian footsteps of Corot and the Grand Tourists, and has studied for shorter periods with numerous well-known American painters, including the portrait painter David Kassan, the egg tempera master Koo Schadler, and the luminist painter Joseph McGurl. Upcoming plans include springtime study at the Florence Academy of Art in 2015.

Fergus Ryan's work has been exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy's annual exhibition since 2008, and at Greenacres Gallery in Wexford. His painting 'Lightkkeeper' was acquired at the RHA by the Government of Ireland and is in the State's collection at Aras an Uachtarain (the Presidential residence). His work now includes both landscape and figure in oils and in the revived medieval medium of egg tempera.

The artist lives in north County Dublin and is married to Sarah, and has four adult daughters.

Website: www.FergusARyan.com
FB: www.facebook.com/fergusryan.art