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 the 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 recently relocated to the Lowcountry to create paintings of the marsh-scapes and wildlife that he fell in love with while at the College of Charleston.  He continues his art education at the Schuler School of Fine Arts and can be seen painting in the Wells Gallery on weekends.


The artist’s old-world techniques and new-world style make his depictions of both Kiawah Island and the Charleston area traditional yet fresh.  Walker’s ‘Golden Hour’ oil on panel painting is a wonderful depiction of the lowcountry’s shiny and special colors after sunrise or before sunset.