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A bit About Me
I am Ryan Hodge a Welsh artist & illustrator totally obsessed with dogs.
I moved to London shortly after graduating from The University of the West of England, where I graduated with a first class degree in illustration.
Here in the 'Big Smoke' I was dog-less with only dreams of one day having one of my own.
Pico arrived in our lives as if by magic, fully formed and fully trained at the age of two. Casual dog-sitting lead to full time adoption and inevitably everything was soon all about dogs!
My passion for pets seeped into my love of art and Woof Portraits was born. I had found my calling/bark.
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My Studio & Work
I am really lucky to have a studio at Bow Arts in a converted Convent building, in East London. It was a life-line through lockdown and is my little sanctuary. Slowly but surely it is becoming a small jungle of house plants!
Pico is excellent company. Between naps he reminds me to take regular screen breaks in the park and tickle his belly. In winter he doubles up as a very effective hot-water bottle.
My portraits are inspired by screen printing and are built up in many layers of colour and detail. I use an iPad to draw each portrait. The pen is highly sensitive and allows me to add my unique flair to the artwork.
Get in touch to discuss any custom work or events.
Email - Ryan-Hodge@Live.com