John planning the day's
                    sailing on the Norfolk Broads. The tender is Gunter
                    rigged and plywood - the sloop a 23ft long gaff
                    rigged beauty in Mahogany hired from the Norfolk
                    County Sailing Base.
Art & Illustration by John & Sue Ridyard
These pages show examples of our work including a very few examples of John's illustrations for books and partworks. and more recent works too  -- House portraits; portraits and fine artworks.

Susan's pages now feature her painted and embroidered works on silk and cotton, as well as examples of her Greetings Card Designs in watercolour published for charities..

Commissions for artworks are always welcomed - to enquire just click below on CONTACT US.
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PORTRAITS OUR VENICE STORIES
SUSAN'S WORK WITH AND ON FABRIC
A
                watercolour by John Ridyard of a young Venitian writing
                while sitting in a quiet Campo.
A watercolour by John of a young Venetian lost in her writing - Is it a diary; a letter or a poem? All we know is she makes a charming  motif.

More works on Saatchiart.com
John's unique 1/8th scale model of a 1910 Hanriot Monoplane in flight.
A flying scale model of the 1910 Hanriot
                Monoplane by John Ridyard
John is a student of early aircraft and a has re-published five rare original documents:-

The Blackburn Aeroplane Co., Catalogue 1911: B.C. Hucks' Aerobatics programme and Souvenir for 1914: The Aerial Tourist by B C Hucks: the Rinek Aero Engine catalogue for 1910. and a contemporary account of the fatal crash at Filey in 1911.
Cycling in Amsterdam; A
                    collage by John Ridyard.
Cyclist in Amsterdam, a collage created from an original watercolour by John..

Lacock Abbey at
                        Christmas. A Christmas Greetings Card Design by
                        Susan Ridyard

One of many winter scenes in watercolour painted by Susan and published as Christmas Greetings Cards.
Her images, almost exclusively sold in aid of charities, are especially popular and widely collected.

An Autumn border in Acrylic by
                    Susan Ridyard
As well as painting in Watercolour and Acrylics, Susan has returned to embroidery - one of her first-loves when at Harrogate School of Art.
The painting above however is Acrylic on a Block Canvas.
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