Art that makes you smile.

Some of my recent whimsical artistic creations for your enjoyment.

The Artist

Hello, I'm Ryan McGuire and I'm not a ninja. I'm a multifaceted whimsically creative visual artist, based in Grinnell, IA. My art is one of the many mechanisms I use to connect with people. Art, like music, is a bonding and inspirational medium. I make art to share a part of my imagination with the world and to make you smile.

I've been making art for as long as I can remember. I enjoy creating things that don't regularly exist in the world. It's exciting to see how people respond to my creations and when the feedback is positive I get motivated to make more art. I'm bursting at the seams with ideas and creativity, but this works well for me because I'm an anti-procrastinator. This means when I have an art idea I make it. I experiment with many different mediums and the challenge of working with foreign materials is half the fun.
No, I'm a self-taught artist. Sometimes I think my art projects would be easier if I had some professional training, but it's possible that not already knowing the proven and tested approach of creating art allows me the creative freedom to break the rules and make monstrosities that make you go hmmm.
I would have to say Jell-O is my favorite food. Not exactly sure why, but Jell-O has always been a staple in my diet. I'm that guy that goes to a buffet and only eats the Jell-O. My first-born child's name will likely be Jell-O McGuire. Does that answer your question?
Do bears crap in the woods? I'm available for private commission work and custom art opportunities (gallery or public; I'll possibly even fund the project if the opportunity is fun enough). I also have a lot of art available to display if this is what you're looking for. Send me an email or call me at (607) 222-5013 so we can discuss goals/needs.
I sell some of my artwork, but my primary income comes from my graphic and website design company called Bells Design. I work with amazing companies from around the world that appreciate my outside-the-box approach to business and design. I love being able to channel my creative energy to help other businesses and not-for-profits to be more successful.
For you? Definitely! All I need is for you to email me your mailing address and I'll drop one of my infamous bunny stickers in the mail for you. Stickers are awesome, but free stickers are awesomtastic!

Fun Stuff

I like to make stuff online.

Bells Design

By night I create whimsical art, and by day I create websites and graphic design for amazing and passionate companies. Click on the bunny to see who I work with and some of my awesome designs.


I'm an avid photographer that enjoys capturing slightly eclectic images. I created Gratisography so anyone can download high-resolution copies of my photos for free, and use them on personal and commercial projects.

I Look Silly

I Look Silly is a whimsical photography series of over 50 people wearing Groucho Marx masks. I built a custom website to showcase the silly pictures.The images are a hoot and guaranteed to make you smile.

Get in Touch

Contact me with praise, questions, or for commissions.

(607) 222-5013