Sobkovich was born in 1995 and lives in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. His interest in art began at a very young age and he started oil painting at the age of nine. Sobkovich was represented by a gallery when he was sixteen years old. His love of nature inspires him to paint natural wilderness scenes of Canada while hiking, camping and kayaking around the great lakes and other areas of Canada. Sobkovich utilizes dynamic, impasto brushwork and layered complimentary colours to convey emotions, feelings and thoughts while on site in the wilderness. Ryan particularly enjoys painting ‘en plein air’ and painting in large scale. Famous artists who inspire Ryan are Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and David Hockney. In 2011 his oil paintings placed first and third in the ‘Juried Art Show’ at the Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts in Collingwood, Ontario. He exhibited his work in a group exhibition curated by Emily McKibbon at the MacLaren Art Center, Barrie Ontario, in March 2016. Sobkovich graduated with Honours from the School of Design and Visual Arts, Georgian College in the ‘ Advanced Fine Art program’ in June 2016. Sobkovich’s works are collected by private, corporate and public collectors nationally and internationally. His works were selected from a group of artists from around the world to exhibit in Elminia University Public Gallery, Cairo, Egypt and in Ulster University Public Gallery, Belfast, Ireland.