Christopher Ryland gained a Fine Art degree in 1972 and then worked in South East London as an environmental artist on large scale murals. His flower paintings are a result of the last twenty years of continuous development. He has had his work published as prints by Rosentiel's with more examples of his work at the Bridgeman Art Library. He has also created a series of plate designs for Wedgwood. Christopher Ryland is a Member of the Society of Botanical Artists and works and runs art courses from his studio in Sudbury, Suffolk.