Sally Ryan is an experienced portrait artist and teacher. She has been commissioned to paint portraits for a range of notable Australian institutions, including the Victorian Parliament and the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. She has also been a finalist in a number of Australia’s most significant art prizes, including the Archibald, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the Portia Geach. Sally has been teaching classical drawing and painting for a number of years.
Ben Ryan is a classically-trained artist who spent several years studying intensively at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. He also spent a short time painting at the Florence Academy of Art. He has been a finalist in several major Australian art prizes and has completed a number of commissioned portraits, including two former headmasters of Sydney Grammar St Ives. He currently teaches at several Sydney art institutions.