Ron Parker
Ron Parker artist
Wildlife Artwork

Ron Parker started his career as an artist at the age of 35, after being inspired by an exhibition of original bird paintings by Fenwick Lansdowne. Using watercolors, he began doing vignette paintings of birds and mammals. Within four months he was selling originals through the Harrison Gallery in Vancouver. As a young man, Ron had been a basketball player and the Canadian Decathlon Champion in 1966. Using the discipline and perseverance learned in his athletic training, he applied himself full time to improving his art. 

 

In 1982 he began publishing limited edition prints of his work. In the twenty years since, Ron continued to improve his artwork, creating over 400 wildlife paintings, moving from watercolor illustrations to acrylic paintings that create mood and feeling in their depictions of animals in their natural settings. 

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Autumn Foraging
Autumn Foraging
Through the Firs
Through the Firs
Artist Statement:

"My objectives for painting vary, but most often, the objective is to depict the bird or animal in a natural and usually typical environment or situation. My ideas or concepts usually come from something I have seen while doing fieldwork or from an abstract composition. In most paintings, I try to convey a mood or feeling that will evoke an emotional response in the viewer. This may be almost entirely due to the rendering of the background of the painting and have a little to do with the species portrayed. In most pieces, I also try to depict a scene from foreground to horizon to try and give depth to the painting, although I also do paintings that are just segments of what could be a complete scene."