Natalie Ryan is the owner and creative force behind 2by2 Creative. She is a contemporary illustrator producing original illustrations to celebrate life; houses, buildings, views, venues and the objects that make up our day to day world.
Natalie was born in RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, and was lucky to travel to many countries whilst growing up. The whimsical elements of travel are a huge inspiration in her work. She often features compasses, vintage postcards and the colour and vibrant paintings of travel-inspired scenes. Natalie continues to travel and many of her skylines are drawn first hand as she looks out on gorgeous and infamous views.
Natalie studied fashion design in London, and then worked for an art gallery in America, drawing pictures of people’s houses. After graduating Natalie opened a small retail studio on London’s Southbank, where she sold her work. Discovering digital technologies and the huge possibility of using digital design in her work, she returned to study and graduated with a second degree in graphic design.
Following a successful career as a graphic designer, senior designer and head of design Natalie swapped the M25 for a skip down her garden path to her home studio and 2by2 Creative was born. Today Natalie runs her business from a 2 storey building in Hampshire with a small and experienced team.
Natalie can be found illustrating day and night – drawing is truly her passion. She’s inspired to create pieces that are truly meaningful, and loves working on bespoke commissions. Natalie lives and works in Winchester, Hampshire, with a much reduced commute, and plenty of outdoor inspiration.
" I’ve been drawing since I was little, my childhood books are filled with doodles and I would dream of becoming an artist. My grandma told me to get really good I'd have to draw every day, something I've tried to do. Today it's an easy promise to keep as it's my day job!”
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