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Ron Parker

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feature piece in our Autumn Release of New Works
"Botany Bay Evening"
20 x 40 - oil
$4500 Unframed

 


feature piece in our Autumn Release of New Works
"Windy Day"
20 x 30 - oil
$3500 Unframed



"Estuary Evening"
24 x 30 - oil
$4100 Unframed


SOLD
"Setting Sun"
20 x 20 - oil
$2400 Unframed
 



"Just Before Sunrise"
24 x 30 - oil
$4100 Unframed
 



"Sombrio Morning"
24 x 48 - oil
$6300 Unframed
 



"Edge of the Lagoon"
8 x 10 - oil
$1050 Unframed
$1275 Custom framed
 



"Chemainus Summer Estuary"
12 x 12 - oil
$1750 Unframed
$2000 Custom framed
 



"A Touch of Gold"
24 x 60 - oil
$7800 Unframed
 



"Sun on the Meadow"
20 x 30 - oil
$3500 Unframed



"McNeil Bay Evening"
22 x 28 - oil
$3600 Unframed

 


 

Ron PARKER began painting as a career a little late in life. At age 35, he was inspired, after seeing an exhibition of original bird paintings by Fenwick Lansdowne, to try painting wildlife himself. His first effort was successful and so he quit his job at a lumberyard and began painting full-time.

 

As a young man, Ron had been a basketball player and the Canadian Decathlon champion in 1966. The discipline and perseverance learned as an athlete were useful to improving his art. For 15 years starting in 1982, his wildlife paintings were published as limited edition prints. Numerous articles were written about his work in national and international magazines and his paintings have been reproduced in three books: From the Wild published by Somerset, Voices from the Wild and Rocky Mountain Wildlife, both published by Raincoast Books.

 

Ron has had more than two dozen one-man shows of his original paintings, and his other accomplishments include a commission by the Royal Canadian Mint for a collectors set of coins. He worked extensively in portraiture and figurative work from 1997 through 2003, holding two one-man shows during that period and receiving a feature piece in International Artist Magazine (Issue 22).
 

His last wildlife show was in 2003 and for the next 10 years he painted contemporary landscapes in an essentialist style. This work represented a marked change from the detailed, representational paintings he had been known for. The landscapes were designed from an abstract view and concentrated on form, rhythm and colour with little detail. He held several very successful one-man shows of this work during that period.

 

In 2013, Ron again changed his painting style when he began using oils on canvas and returned to a representational style. He began using varied lighting more often, and the use of oils enabled him to paint subjects like clouds and water reflections more easily.


Ron and his family currently live on Vancouver Island. The Islandís coastline provides most of the inspiration for his paintings.


 


ARCHIVE
 



SOLD
"Ucluelet Afternoon"
24 x 36 - oil
$4800 Unframed
 


SOLD
"Autumn Shore"
24 x 36 - oil
$4400 Unframed
 


SOLD
"Kalaloch Sundown"
24 x 40 - oil
$4850 Unframed
 


SOLD
"Summer Surf"
18 x 36 - oil
$4000 Unframed

 


SOLD
"Piper's Lagoon Sundown"
20 x 40 - oil
$4200 Unframed


SOLD
"Evening Arbutus"
22 x 28 - oil
$3950 Unframed


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