Meet Matthew Ryder

Matthew Ryder working live on artwork at Blue Marlin
Matthew Ryder working live on artwork at Blue Marlin

Roosters in suits, Crocodiles in suspenders and Wild West Goats in cowboy clothes are a few things that Matthew Ryder’s wild imagination comes up with. His caricatures, stylized portraits and wildlife paintings are as beautiful and detailed as they are awkward and comical.

Ryder is a Fine Artist and Illustrator living and working in the UAE. He takes inspiration from everyday people, life and the world of politics and celebrity, and puts his own twist on them. Ryder uses a variety of mediums to convey his illustrations including watercolour, acrylic, pen and ink, and digital.

A Charming Rooster by Matthew Ryder
A Charming Rooster by Matthew Ryder

He’s done illustrations of Mark Wahlberg, Florence and the Machine, President Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and many others. His love for animals also means that he does plenty of watercolor paintings of animals, both life-like and Character based.

Steve Jobs portrait by Matthew Ryder
Steve Jobs portrait by Matthew Ryder

Ryder’s work has been exhibited around the UAE, published in newspapers, books and magazines all over the world and he has recently finished working on several children’s book covers as well as a large series of paintings for a major hotel group in the UAE. He also worked with Fathima Mohiuddin and The Domino for Tiger Translate and has done caricatures for royalty, and at venues like Yas Waterworld.

For his artwork in Capsule Arts limited edition art prints, Matthew Ryder will be featuring drawings of his animal characters available to purchase at capsulearts.com, for more details about his featured artworks and the launch collection sign up here.