Canvasworks was founded in 2007 by Patrick Ryan. We're proud to be going stronger than ever in 2023.
I’m often asked how and why I set up the business. After graduating from Law School in TCD, I went into the advertising industry but by 2006 I’d had enough of the rat race and moved to the Ibizian countryside with my now wife, Lynne. We developed the business out there and moved back to Ireland in late 2007 where we settled in Kinsale, County Cork.
Although we’re small, our approach is to invest heavily in leading-class technology to deliver an on-line experience that matches or surpasses the big international players. Supporting an Irish on-line business should never mean settling for less.
I’m very fortunate to have a dedicated team around me who are as passionate as I am about serving our customers and developing the business sustainably. To learn more about our business and prints, you can reach out to us anytime in all the usual ways or drop into our gallery in Kinsale. We’re open all year round, although hours vary depending on the season.
Thanks for reading,
Patrick Ryan, Founder, Canvasworks