Kevin Ryall was born in Farnborough, Kent in 1946 and studied painting at the Ravensbourne Art School in the mid 60's. A visit to London's National Gallery had a profound effect upon him and he decided that a deep understanding of the methods and techniques of the Old Masters was essential if he wanted to develop as a painter.
Before establishing The Green Gallery, Ryall enjoyed considerable success with his depictions of the countryside, towns and villages of Buckinghamshire where he lived for 20 years. The demand for his work in this period gave him the confidence to start his own gallery and he chose the location as Rhossili in South Wales where his brother and sister in law were already working as artist and sculptor respectively. Ryall's studies of the works of Turner, Constable and the Impressionists, whose practice it was to paint directly from nature, contributed in no small measure to the artist's ability to capture the ever-changing weather and fleeting effects of light on The Gower landscape.
Ryall's oil sketches and paintings of the rugged Gower Peninsula coastline became so popular with visitors to the gallery that many clients acquired works that were still wet on the canvas! Now living and working in East Sussex, Ryall is able to incorporate the landscapes and seascapes of the southern counties, from Eastbourne Pier and Beachy Head to the villages and views of the Cotswolds.