Ryan Hodge

Illustrator - Artist - Biscuit Lover

I am a freelance illustrator and artist specialising in all kinds of portraiture.  My studio space is with the Bow Arts Trust in East London and is situated in the grounds of a former nunnery.  It is slowly becoming a mini jungle and is one of my favourite places to be. 

 I studied Illustration at UWE, Bristol, graduating in 2009 with a First Class HONS degree.  Here I was encouraged to experiment with a range of techniques, giving me an excellent foundation for my freelance career.

I love working closely with a both of private and commercial clients creating custom artwork both in the UK and internationally.  

About My Work 

My private practice has allowed me to explore many of my personal obsessions including Divas & icons of popular culture, queer identity & animals.  

I am influenced by both traditional painting techniques & Pop Art screen printing.  Most of my recent work has been created on my iPad which marries the two ideas nicely.  It gives me great flexibility with colour and doesn't compromise my drawing and mark making expression.

Woof Portraits

Pico is my Yorkshire terrier and is excellent company.  He has even inspired a separate branch of my illustration business, worthy of its own website crammed full of dog puns.

It has allowed me to fully indulge my passion for pets by setting up regular dog exhibitions and events 

Check it out for all pet related enquiries! 


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