Paint slapped onto canvases, thick and textural. Waves crashing into the sky, fierce and raging. It is this very feeling that drew us to New Zealand born artist, Paul Ryan. And it is his healthy dose of tongue in cheek that made us stay. His paintings are so tactile, you want to reach out and touch them. He brings art back to the craft and the refinement of a skill. We want to live inside one of his paintings, next to the lieutenants, the cowboys and the traders and amongst the sea light and Norfolk pines.