Rob Ryan had a military upbringing. He changed schools every year, and drawing became the only constant in his life.
The paper cutting style for which he has become so well known, evolved as a way for him to express the longing and all the feelings inside of him. It soothed and calmed him, made him happy.
He has gone on to have worldwide recognition, but is happiest when working in his East London studio, which he still goes to every day.