Gallery Artists

Ryan Mutter

Ryan Mutter

Born in 1978, Ryan graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2001 and 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.

Ryan’s inspiration comes from Britain’s industrial heritage and its connection between man and the sea. In Glasgow alone, shipbuilding provided work for 70,000 men in more than 50 yards spread along 11 miles of quayside. But today these yards sit empty, a shadow of their former self.

The advancements made in technology and design methods superseded the old and made once important skills and craftsmanship redundant. This is what drives Ryan to capture and remind people of how important this work force was in the development of the modern world.