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Graniteville, SC –-(Ammoland.com)- Ryan's a midwest farm kid at heart. That's where he grew to love the outdoors – hunting and fishing with his dad, brother and other friends and family.
A graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, IL with degrees in Graphic Design and Multimedia, Ryan spent several years in the magazine industry before launching out on his own. He lives and works in Huntersville, NC, creating illustrations and graphic design work for clients across the country and cranking up Pandora.
Ryan is an avid outdoorsman.
“I'm a diehard bowhunter and will always cherish the midwest rut, but turkeys are my favorite to hunt. They're challenging, frustrating and easy – it all depends on the day,” he said.
Ryan is also an award-winning wildlife artist. He was named the 2010 National Wild Turkey Federation Stamp Print Artist of the Year and the 2013 Quality Deer Management Association Artist of the Year.
His days afield are the primary source of inspiration for oil paintings but also fuel the knowledge base it takes to pull off clear and effective illustrations.