Sue Ryland is a Cotswold based artist who specializes in oil painting, pyrography and woodworking. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, Sue is passionate about documenting the wildlife she encounters. In 2018, she travelled to Churchill, Manitoba, where she was able to spend time among the polar bears and produced “The Bears of Hudson Bay,” a series of oil paintings and pyrography works. Most recently, Sue's travels took her to Katmai National Park, Alaska where she witnessed grizzly bears during a salmon spawn. That experience formed the basis of her newest series, entitled "The Bears of Katmai."
Sue received her BA in Textiles and Fine Art from West Surrey College of Art and Design. Her work can be found in private collections, as well as in the permanent collection of The Museum in the Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire. In 2020, Sue received a Special Recognition Award in Light Space & Time Gallery's 10th Anniversary "Animals" Exhibition.