Margaret Campbell Ryder

by Nick Young

A portrait of

Margaret Campbell Ryder


Oil on canvas


820cm x 1070cm

About the artist

Nick Young studied in the 1970s at Julian Ashtons in Sydney, learning the art of drawing as the foundation of painting. He put his artistic ambitions on hold while raising a family, and then, 25 years ago, he commenced a life of being a full time artist. In the first few years, he entered several art competitions in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Twenty years ago Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane became his primary art dealer. He is also represented by The Melas Gallery in Sydney. He mainly paints still life, in a contemporary realist form, although in the last decade, has spent time plein air painting. His work in portraiture has developed over time, and he says: "Trying to express not only a likeness, but a window into the subjects soul."

The artist is represented by Red Hill Gallery Brisbane. 

About the sitter

Margaret Campbell Ryder is a long time Brisbane art identity, and Director/Curator of Red Hill Gallery.  She is known for her enthusiastic support of her artists, and her tireless championing of the Brisbane art scene. She has also worked on the development of Brisbane more broadly, being involved with Brisbane City Heart Business Association, Fashion and the Retail Industry. A gallery owner for 20 years, she has passionately supported, encouraged and mentored artists to succeed, and is renowned for her internship program for art students.

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Brisbane Portrait Prize, presented by Queensland Portrait Prize Ltd.

ACN 608 851 243

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