Omar Rayyan is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of design who settled on the island of Martha's Vineyard with his wife Sheila. The bucolic surroundings compliment and help inspire his "old world" aesthetic toward painting.
Having created illustrations for many publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Random House and Hyperion/Disney, Omar's primary market is geared towards children's and young adult's magazine and books, doing cover and interior illustrations. He has also illustrated several children's picture books.
Other genres he has worked in include the gaming market, most notably for Magic: The Gathering, where he has done card art and concept work. Omar was also among the talented artists who contributed concept art and created the look for the motion picture "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."
In addition to his commercial work, Omar's most favorite body of work is not created for publishers, but just for show.
Omar Rayyan's original work can be purchased via his website portfolio.