Joe Ryder, born 1960, Artist/Farmer/Designer living on Ballinakillew Mountain, Co Donegal. Ideas for paintings come from observing local surroundings and listening to local characters. Enjoy painting traditional country topics and scenes especially ones that are fast becoming history and forgotten. Live on a farm surrounded by hills, lakes and forestry, no shortage of inspiration.
Studied Art and applied design at Cleveland College of Art and Design,1979. worked as Interior and Exhibition designer in England, returned to live in Ireland in 2004, started painting 2012.