Born in Tampa Florida and raised in Laguna Beach California, Ryan was exposed to art at an early age. Ryan’s uncle whom is also the artist William DeBilzan was the first to show him that you can make a living from being an artist. Ryan’s mother Diane DeBilzan owned a gallery during his teenage years, which gave him insight into the art world and business side of it. In 2008 the artist Andrew Myers hired Ryan and by 2009 he became his mentor.
In 2011 he created his first series of sculptures called “Hands of Time” and applied with them to the Festival of Arts in Laguna. He was the youngest artist that summer to be accepted into the exhibition. Since then he has been building up more skills which include drawing, painting, photography, filming, and film editing.
Ryan is very fortunate to have friends that are masters in many different styles of art and craftsmanship. Everything from oil painting, color theory, photography, mixed media, sculpture, bronze casting, molding making, video production and woodworking just to name a few. If it was not for those connections and mentoring, Ryan would not be where he is today.
2011, 2013-2015 Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach
2012-2014 DeBilzan Gallery in Laguna Beach