About Matthew

Here are what some people have to say about Matthew and his work...



"Matthew Ryan drew some illustrations for my book The Longbow. His expert draughtsmanship, combined with his knowledge and feel for historical period produced images of immense insight. His objects are tactile and his people are believable, performing dynamic actions in an authentic and credible manner. Matthew creates compelling images of the past that bring it to life."

Mike Loades


Matthew always brings history to life, Not only that, I am constantly impressed by his attention to detail and his quest for accuracy, not only for his main subject matter but also the background.


Mike Ingram, Military Historian, Author and Medieval Battlefield Guide