In the beginning of his art career, in 1982, Robert Ryan accepted a job in Chicago as a Pictorial Sign Painter. He painted over 100 billboards for Miller, United, American Airlines, Buick, Nike, Seagrams, and more.
In 1994, Ryan attended a house showcase in Hinsdale, IL where various artists each painted one room showcasing their vision coming to life. Ryan instantly felt drawn to residential painting and took the next step by opening Robert Ryan Studio's later that year.
*The photo on the left shows Ryan, in 1990, painting the top of the Chicago Cubs dugout for the All-Star Game.*
Since then, Ryan has enjoyed doing a wide variety of paintings, murals, and entire rooms for clients from the Chicagoland area. Ryan's favorite part about painting is "bringing the clients ideas to life and seeing the progression from concept to completion".
In his limited free time, Ryan enjoys: camping, running, remodeling his 1880's home, and of course, spending time with his dog, Otis.
*The photo on the left shows Ryan and his Bernese Mountain Dog Otis.*