Ryan Walker was born on September 30th, 1989 in Exeter New Hampshire.  Walker was very artistic from an early age.  His parents supported his creativity and encouraged him to pursue his passion.  After graduating high school, he attended the College of Charleston where he played baseball and majored in Studio Art.  He took the award for ‘Best Painting’ at the Young Contemporaries Student Show his graduating year.  To further his education, he then enrolled in the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, Maryland.  This institution taught him the techniques of the old Flemish and Italian Masters in sculpture, watercolor, oil painting and charcoal.  Walker relocated to the Carolinas to create paintings of the marsh landscape, figures, and still-life.  His old-world techniques and new-world style make his depictions of Kiawah traditional yet fresh.