Ryan Pola is an artist from Melbourne Australia who has always had an interest in creative methods of representing ideas and interpretations of the world around him since. This is a passion he has carried since a young child.
After studying a Bachelor of Visual Art and a Bachelor of Education, he now works as a graphite artist and educator. Being able to connect with young artists and share creative passion is just as important as being able to create his own work.
Drawing eventually became a love as well as a passion. For some time now Pola has been refining his drawing abilities to be able to translate ideas and feelings from his mind onto paper. Recently Pola was proud to win the Southern Buoy Portrait Prize (2022) and the Rainbow Award, Biblio Art Prize (2022).
In joining the Possum Portraits team I feel I am able to use my skill and creativity for a beautiful purpose. Being able to provide grieving parents with the opportunity to have an artwork that celebrates their baby is some of the most rewarding work I have done. I am honoured to be part of the team.