Hello! I’m Ryan Conners, a self-taught cat folk artist from California. (Currently in NW PA) I have two beautiful children, Tiarnan Smári and Anna Siobhán, and six beautiful cats, Joaquin, Wally, Willow, Stevie, Rosebud, and the semi-feral girl Lily!
I started painting in 2003, a few years after leaving the U.S. Navy where I was an IT (I fixed computers) and moving back to the U.S. from Iceland. I always loved art but aside from teaching myself to create art in Illustrator, Lightwave, 3D Studio Max, and Photoshop, I hadn’t really painted with traditional mediums. It was at my Mother’s suggestion that I buy some paints and paintbrushes and see what I could do. So I started painting what I loved, cats! Here we are 16 years later and I’m still painting what I love. =^..^=
Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my artwork. I love to hear from my fans and if there are any cats or themes you’d like me to paint, just send me a message and I’ll do my best to incorporate your ideas into my paintings!
I am a published photographer, but I see photography as a hobby that helps keep my family entertained while we’re living in a very small town. I use my trusty little Canon t1i (500D) with mainly my 50mm 1.4 lens and my 100mm 2.8L lens.
All art and photographs Copyright © Ryan Conners. Do not use without permission. For Profit painting “classes” are restricted from using my artwork.