Ron Parker Artist

Ron Parker Artist

Ron 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 he quit work at the lumberyard and began painting full time.

Using watercolours, a medium with which he was familiar, he began doing vignetted paintings of birds and mammals.

Ron and his family now live in Victoria, after having lived in Comox on Vancouver Island and in Kimberley in the Kootenay Valley. The British Columbia coastline on Vancouver Island, the Rocky Mountains and the foothills of Alberta now provide the inspiration for his paintings.