Dead of Night Art seeks to create unique and affordable visual art. I want to insight relatable emotions by celebrating and illustrating both life and death. Through my personalized commissions I create keepsakes that can be cherished for years to come.
My name is Ryan Numair and I founded and created Dead of Night Art in 2019. I have a deep appreciation for food and culinary arts since I have worked in kitchens for much of my life. I also love animals and the outdoors where I feel like I can connect spiritually through nature. Creating and designing all of my work gives me a great sense of joy. However it also serving as an outlet to relieve anxieties, depression, and other negative emotions for myself. I can escape and remain in the now when I delve deep into the physical act of drawing, coloring, and printing.
Much of my influence comes from living in New Mexico for nearly ten years. I fell in love with the culture while I was there. I enjoyed experiencing and seeing the Native American art throughout the state. The celebration of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead was one of my favorite times of the year. The celebration of loved ones lossed on this holiday really spoke to me. I felt it was aligned with my own spiritual ideals. While living there I had an opportunity to travel and learn more about Mexican culture, food, art, and Dia de los Muertos.
In 2017 I moved to Pittsburgh where I started to design and create the brand that would become Dead of Night Art. Driven and inspired by what I saw in artwork from Mexico and the American Southwest I started to created drawings and illustrations. I try to pull from all of my experiences in life both good and bad. Music will always be my first love and I am constantly inspired by my own songwriting, the punk rock of my youth, and more recently bands like the Grateful Dead, Phish, and Umphrey's McGee. Now I continue to create art everyday while fine tuning my own style.
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