Ryan Hanley‘s rare talent, paired with decades of experience are obvious in every piece he signs his name on.
He has an impressive following for commissioned work, and is one of the most sought after portrait Artists in upstate NY.
Over the last 20+ years Ryan has been building what has become an “A list” following for his wedding portraits. Today he is often working with celebrities like the commission he did for actress/comedian Amy Schumer and husband Chris Fischer (image seen Left).
From Ryan's earliest memories, he was always a dreamer. A quiet kid, not necessarily shy. He spent most of his time in his head, with his thoughts. His favorite things to do were always forms of expression such as tap and breakdancing, drawing, painting, and skateboarding.
If daydreaming was a professional sport I would be the heavyweight champ (still).
According to the date on the back I was six years old when I painted this so it’s unlikely that it is truly my first painting. It is however the only one that survived all these years. I believe it was paint by numbers but still not bad for 6 years of age.