A UNIQUE vision of the world’s creatures is on display at the Yorkshire Arboretum. The arboretum is hosting an exhibition by Scarborough-based artist Ryan Chadwick until Friday, August 2.

Ryan studied for a degree in fine art from 2009 to 2012, which gave him the opportunity to explore and develop his artistic style.

Initially inspired by the Russian constructivist movement - where he began producing pieces that in his own words “focused on impossible machines and structures” – his interest in the natural world brought him to his current style.

The wildlife documentaries of Sir David Attenborough have profoundly impacted his approach, mixing anatomical accuracy with the eye-popping simplicity of a child’s animal picture book.

Ryan said: “I began drawing around the age of seven. I was given a library book depicting images of airliners in a side profile; a viewpoint I have largely stuck to up to the present.

“These enormous planes were drawn with such detail and precision and I became fascinated with their immense, intricate structure, and the way in which the artist had captured their metallic surfaces on paper.

“To me, these artists were creating masterpieces. I then started to emulate this style as best I could.”

Ryan’s last public exhibition took place in April 2018 at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre, and since then he has completed commissions for clients in the United States, Australia and across the rest of the world.

The Yorkshire Arboretum will host a variety of Ryan’s current work created entirely in pen and pencil. Original pieces will be for sale signed and framed.

For more information, visit: yorkshirearboretum.org/events/2019/2/18/ryan-chadwick-exhibition