Ryan Mutter has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter of Industrial and Maritime subjects. His bold realism combined with expressionistic brushwork transports you into a world of arresting detail and mechanised splendour.
Born in 1978, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art, where he graduated in 2001. He has now won many distinguished awards including six at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. His inspiration comes from industrial heritage and its connection between man and the sea.
He exhibited his work at the Irish Maritime Festival and this painting in the Drogheda port collection is evocative of Drogheda Port during the industrial era of coal and steamships.
L.S. Lowry, Frank Brangwyn, George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Claude Monet, Sir Muirhead Bone, Joseph Mallord William Turner are just some of the artists who Ryan has taken influence from. His work can be found in collections around the world, including Geneva, Zurich, Vancouver, Belgium, Tasmania, Boston, Utrecht, Tokyo, Dubai and Drogheda Port.