The visual arts have been my destiny since selling my original “monster” drawings for a nickel in 4th grade.

Fast forward to a career in illustration after art school in Pittsburgh. Later, while working as a video computer artist for a film production company, I made the leap to work in NYC. There I worked for 20 years as a photographer and high-end retoucher for Madison Avenue clients.

During that time, I also became a stock photographer for Getty Images and iStockphoto. My photographs have appeared worldwide in advertisements, websites, book covers, billboards, editorial and corporate materials.
My entire stock portfolio can be viewed at www.istockphoto.com/ryasick.

Now I'm taking my skills and knowledge to focus on you. My working style is relaxed and fun. Whether it's portraits of you, your family or your pets, I want to provide the highest quality artistic product possible. I want to put my clients, whether human or animal at ease and to capture their unique personalities. My goal is to create a great experience, to put a smile on your face.

If you are on LinkedIn, my work history/experience profile can be viewed here.

Thank you for visiting—and I hope to be working with you soon.