Christopher Ryland


Christopher Ryland has specialised in botanical painting since the early 1980's. He is an elected member of the Society of Botanical Artists, and has had several solo exhibitions in London and East Anglia where he lives, most recently at the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich in 2014 and the Wildlife Art Gallery in Lavenham in 2010. His paintings have been featured in many publications, and have won awards, including the President's Award at the annual exhibition of the SBA in Westminster 2001, and the St. Cuthbert's Mill Award in 2007.


  • 1968/72
    University of London, Goldsmith's College School of Art
  • 1973/75
    Member 395 Association, group of community artists, S.E. London
  • 1981/93
    Southwark Adult Education, Associate Lecturer in Art and Design
  • 1995
    Elected member The Society of Botanical Artists
  • 2001
    SBA President's Award
  • 2007
    St. Cuthbert's Mill Award

Art Courses

Christopher also teaches a variety of Art Courses from his studio in Sudbury, Suffolk. These include Drawing, Flower Painting, Creative Watercolour, Line and Wash, Landscape Painting, Using Pastels and others. Please get in touch by phone or email for further details.

Selected Publications

  • Pedestrian Poems. Larom Publications, 1978
  • Poems Book 2. Larom Publications, 1981
  • Suffolk Journal. Exhibition Review by Tony Warner, Feb 1997
  • Leisure Painter. 'Painting with Flowers' Illustrated articles, Jan/Feb 1999
  • International Artist. Featured painting, Feb 2001
  • Country Life. Illustrated biographical article by Camilla Edwards, Jun 2003
  • The Art of Botanical Painting by M Stephens. Featured painting, Collins, 2004
  • Fra Tempelsktt Till Nettbank. Featured painting. Erik Petterson & Co, 2006
  • The Botanical Palette by Margaret Stephens. Featured painting, Collins, 2007
  • Visions of Sudbury. Featured painting. Radius Design, 2007
  • Suffolk Free Press. Illustrated article by Barbara Eeles, Sep 2008
  • Leisure Painter. Illustrated article by Robin Capon, Oct 2008
  • Visions of Sudbury. Featured painting. Radius Design, 2009
  • Suffolk Free Press. Illustrated article by Barbara Eeles, Oct 2014