Shaun Ryan

Shaun is an artist based in Tauranga. He has been painting as a career since 2007.  Shaun works mostly with acrylics on canvas.

Growing up in the Bay of Plenty, surrounded by the ocean, beaches and harbour has fostered an interest in the detail of these places. Much of his inspiration comes from local coastal scenery. The majority of his work involves a coastal theme.

A lifelong fascination with plants and the natural environment has also influenced his choice of subject. Shaun’s work often focuses on native New Zealand plants and birds.

Shaun also has an interest in photography. Collecting reference photos while visiting and researching a location for a painting is a part of his creative process.